Historic Cold Spring Village is featuring fiber arts at the 27th annual Cape May Quilt and Fiber Show on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Sponsored by Chris Clemans, the event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. both days and will feature a 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 the junior division entries displayed in Marshallville Schoolhouse, or visit the Cold Spring Brewery to see the Drunkards Path Challenge entries. On Sunday, continue to enjoy the displays and see the winners. 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, baskets, supplies and equipment from regional vendors to help inspire the creation of an heirloom project. The Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Jersey Cape Atlantic Chapter, Third Star Fiber Artists, South Shore Quilters and Peaceful Stitchers Quilt Guild will be demonstrating their needlework techniques. Quilts of Valor and Ryan’s Case for Smiles will demonstrate as well.
Mark Lipinski, founder of the Slow Stitch Movement, will speak on “Getting your MOJO Back” and how to recharge your creativity at 2 p.m. each day. Other speakers will discuss African American quilting, English Paper piecing and the knitting history of fishermen’s sweater. Please see the website for more information and times.
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.
Historic Cold Spring Village is a nonprofit, 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 $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. We offer free admission to active duty military personnel with ID. 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.