Mon, Mar 14 | Zoom Event

Civil War Soldier’s Quilts

Quilt historian Pamela Weeks discusses the US Sanitary Commission, women's roles at home and as nurses, and highlights 14 quilts made by soldiers during the Civil War. Although an RSVP is not required to attend, your response allows us to send you an event reminder and any other important updates.
Civil War Soldier’s Quilts

Time & Location

Mar 14, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Zoom Event

About the Event

Civil War Soldier’s Quilts

With Pamela Weeks, Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum. Author of the book Civil War Quilts and articles on quilt history.

{This program is made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities "Humanities to Go" program.}

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Quilts made for use by soldiers during the Civil War are very rare-only twenty are known to exist, and Pam Weeks has studied most of them in person. This illustrated lecture outlines the origins of the U. S. Sanitary Commission at the beginning of the Civil War and examines the roles women played on the home front, and as nurses. The stories of fourteen actual Civil War soldiers' quilts will be highlighted in this program.

Pamela Weeks, is the Binney Family Curator for the New England Quilt Museum. Author of the book Civil War Quilts and articles on quilt history, she lectures nationally on quilt-making and quilt history. Weeks uses quilts to tell stories of the Civil War, women's history, and industrial history.

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