A Turning – Quilts from the Mennonite Heritage Center Collection

Two sessions -10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Registration fee – $40; $36 for MHC Members

Enjoy a unique opportunity to view and study twenty-four of the most interesting quilts in our collection, assembled over the last 47 years, up close in a small group setting. The selected quilts date from 1814 to about 1940!

Participants will also learn about the makers and their world, and the fabrics, styles and patterns unique to quilts made in this region – and mostly the Mennonite communities of southeastern Pennsylvania. The quilt turning will last for two hours and is being offered twice; the same quilts being shown in each session. Each session is limited to 20 participants.

The turnings will be facilitated by local quilt historian Barbara Garrett, who has been researching Pennsylvania quilts, especially Pennsylvania German quilts from southeastern Pennsylvania, for over 50 years. She has been involved with and been a documentation consultant for numerous Quilt Documentation projects in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. As a member of the American Quilt Study Group, Barbara has presented study centers at several of their annual seminars. She has facilitated quilt turnings at several area museums.

Register online here:

To register by check, call the Mennonite Heritage Center at (215) 256-3020 then mail a check for $40 ($36 for MHC members), made out to “Mennonite Heritage Center” to:
Mennonite Heritage Center
565 Yoder Road
Harleysville, PA 19438