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Popular Antique Quilt Turning Returns to Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

March 24, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

On March 24, choose a morning or afternoon session of the quilt turning event that will feature Barbara Garrett, a local quilt historian.  The display includes the newly acquired, well-known Diamond Sampler quilt, acclaimed as “the greatest quilt ever to come from Lancaster County.”

The popular Antique Quilt Turning returns to Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (LMHS) Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This up-close-and-personal event begins with viewers gathered around a stack of antique quilts curated from the LMHS museum collection. Barbara Garrett, local quilt historian, will review each quilt: providing background, pointing out unique features, and storytelling. After each quilt is featured, it is “turned” off the stack, and the next quilt comes into view.

 The two-hour event, offered twice on March 24, fits into travel plans for visitors attending the Lancaster Quilt Show or AQS Quilt Show. The cost is $40, and member discount applies. To reserve your place call LMHS at 717.393.9745 or register online for the 10am to 12pm session (bit.ly/QuiltAM) or 1:30pm to 3:30pm session (bit.ly/QuiltPM).

A paid reservation includes complimentary admission to LMHS’s museum exhibit, Decorated and Plain: An Amish and Mennonite Sampler. On March 24 only, the exhibit will display twelve stunning quilts not included in the quilt turning. The display includes the newly acquired, well-known Diamond Sampler quilt, acclaimed as “the greatest quilt ever to come from Lancaster County.” For visitors not participating in the Antique Quilt Turning, exhibit admission is $8.


March 24, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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