Crazy about Coverlets

Closeup of a Coverlet
Detail of reproduction Colonial
American-style linsey-woolsey
woven coverlet in dark blue
wool and natural cotton. 
Photo by Paula Kate Marmor

Do you have an old woven coverlet you’d like to learn more about, or are you simply a woven coverlet enthusiast? If you answered yes to one or both questions, you might want to plan a trip to Hopkinsville, Kentucky in early June.

On June 11 at the Pennyroyal Area Museum in Hopkinsville, Christine Jeryan, a textile historian, and Richard Jeryan, the Weaving Master at the Henry Ford Museum will be giving a presentation on American Woven Coverlets and the stories we can learn from these iconic pieces of weaving. Attendees are encouraged to bring any antique woven coverlets they might own—as well as plenty of questions and curiosity.

If you can’t make it to the presentation, you can still get your coverlet fix with this online coverlet exhibit from the Allison-Antrim Museum in Greencastle, Pennsylvania. You can look at pictures of gorgeous woven coverlets and read about each piece (and in some cases the weaver who created it)—all from the comfort of your own computer. 1111

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