PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield will host a lecture entitled “Let’s Talk Quilts” on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Drake House Museum.   The talk will be given by Susan Jerome, Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island Textile and Costume Collection.

Jerome will discuss some of the definitions and ideas surrounding the word “quilt.”  How has the term evolved through time? Learn about textile history and how technological changes in producing fabric influenced the production of quilts and the use of time during the 19th century. The audience is encouraged to bring one quilt or a quilted object with them for discussion.

Jerome earned her MS degree from University of Rhode Island Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design.  She is also a principal of CT Quilt Works, focusing on textile conservation and restoration. Prior to continuing her education, she worked for a number years at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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This history program is made possible in part by a 2018 HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and by the Historical Society of Plainfield/Drake House Museum.  Seating is limited and is on a first-come first-serve basis. Light refreshments will be served.  Members: free and non-members: donations are always appreciated.

The Drake House Museum is located at 602 West Front Street.