Historic Cold Spring Village is featuring fiber arts at the 28th annual Cape May Quilt and Fiber Show, Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23. Sponsored by CAMACO Quilters Guild, the event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. both days and will feature Viewer’s Choice quilt show, speakers, demonstrations and vendors.
On Saturday, visitors may vote for their favorite quilts in the Welcome Center at the Viewer’s Choice Quilt Show or visit the Cold Spring Brewery and vote on their favorite entries. On Sunday continue to enjoy the display and see the winners.
Kathleen Lindsey, a founding member of the Seven Sisters will present a collection of memoirs that depict various experiences in her life symbolizing lifelong stories and events pieced together in an imaginary quilt on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Gazebo
Throughout the weekend enjoy dyeing and spinning demonstrations from Erin Lewis. Visit with Chris Ruwell and learn about wagon wheel weaving. Embroiderer’s Guild of American, Jersey Cape Atlantic Chapter, Quilts of Valor, South Shore Stitcher’s and Ryan’s Cases for Smiles will also be demonstrating.
A rare wedding quilt, c. 1714, handmade by Cape May Countian Sarah Spicer, will be on display both Saturday and Sunday. The quilt was restored in 2012 through a grant from the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission. A HCSV staff member discusses the restoration process and care of your textiles at home.
Shop for quilting and sewing fabrics, supplies, and equipment to help inspire the creation of an heirloom project with regional vendors.
While here, visit the Country Store, have a snack at the Bakery, indulge your sweet tooth at the Ice Cream Parlor, experience a taste of history at Cold Spring Brewery or enjoy lunch at Cold Spring Grange Restaurant or the Village Eatery.
Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 27 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, historically clothed interpreters and artisans preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.”
The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. Admission during the season is $14 for adults and $12 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.