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The Quilts of Hummelstown

The Quilts of Hummelstown Museum is a display of 50 quilts which were sewn by quilters in the area or which were inherited by family members from town.  The quilts are both traditional and contemporary.  Special ones include the 1992 Hummelstown Commemorative Quilt designed by Florence Shertzer Miller and the 2012 Hummelstown Sample quilt sewn by twelve quilters in the area.  

 

One interesting aspect of the show is that there is a story presented for each quilt.  The owner of each quilt was interviewed to learn the history of the quilt, the inspiration of the quilter, the family history associated with the quilt, and information about the pattern or materials used in sewing the quilt.  This approach makes the display unique because the focus is on the quilter or quilt owner as well as the actual quilt.

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Commemorative Quilts Historical Quilts Family & Heirloom Quilts Contemporary Quilts Crib & Doll Quilts Alternative Quilts Quilt Sewing