In honor of Women’s History Month, Old North is displaying Piece-ful Voices – an exhibit that celebrates quilting as an expression of community.
Piece-ful Voices features quilts made in honor of post-9/11 fallen soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, similar to the U.S. Sanitary Commission quilts that were created by Northern women during the American Civil War. The act of quilting as a community for the purpose of public memorial lifts this art beyond the domestic. The artistry, the manual labor, the laughter, the heartache, the true humanness of each scrap of fabric: that’s what makes these quilts so compelling.
Visit the exhibit March 1 – 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at Patriots Corner, located in the Clough House on Old North Church & Historic Site’s campus. Entrance is included with admission to the historic site. This exhibit is presented in partnership with the New England Quilt Museum.