Historic Cold Spring Village is featuring fiber arts at the 27th annual Cape May Quilt and Fiber Show, Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24. Sponsored by Chris Clemans and 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 to see the Patriotic Banner entries. On Sunday, continue to enjoy the display and see the winners.
At the Marshallville Schoolhouse, visit the Old Glory Quilt Exhibit curated by Mary Kerr and sponsored by the Quilts of Valor Program. These quilts were debuted at the 2017 Quilts of Valor show and will continue to travel through the U.S. as a collection for 18-24 months. When they are done traveling, the quilts will be auctioned to raise funds for Quilts of Valor. The Quilts of Valor program focuses on patriotic heritage in Cape May County. They will award quilts to local veterans at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23.
There will be demonstrations of 19th century garment construction throughout the day by Sandra Grant. Speaker Sue Reich will discuss quilts from the War years (Saturday – WWI; Sunday – WWII). Merry May will speak on the history of local quilts; see hcsv.org for times.
A rare wedding quilt, c. 1714, handmade by Cape May Countian Sarah Spicer, will be on display in the Welcome Center for its annual appearance. The quilt was restored in 2012 through a grant from the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission.
Shop for quilting and sewing fabrics, supplies and equipment from regional vendors to help inspire the creation of an heirloom project. Visit with the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Jersey Cape Atlantic Chapter. Quilts of Valor and Ryan’s Case for Smiles will demonstrate as well.
Opened in 2016, The Shepherds Hook, located in the Taylor Poultry building, serves as a learning center for interactive lessons and information on handmade crafts and skills. Take-home kits and supplies will be available for purchase along with specialty items made by local and Village artisans. 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.
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, call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10 or visit www.hcsv.org.