Quilts showcased at Horne Creek Historical Farm


Quilting demonstrations will be held during the Textile Showcase at Horne Creek Farm on Saturday.

Quilting demonstrations will be held during the Textile Showcase at Horne Creek Farm on Saturday.

PINNACLE — An equal measure of skill and love go into making textile items. Come out to Horne Creek Farm on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to obtain a real appreciation for the work done by 1900-era women and their modern counterparts.

Demonstrations of bobbin lace making, quilting, weaving, spinning, natural dyeing, knitting, basket weaving, and making handkerchief dolls will be shared. The beautiful handiwork on display in the exhibit “Common Threads: 150 Years of North Carolina Quilts Common Threads” in Visitor Center and Hauser farmhouse will illustrate beautifully what is possible with time and attention. Stories about quilting, and expert advice on the care and conservation of textiles, will make for an enlightening and entertaining day.

In the spirit of the “buy local” movement, handmade items will be available for purchase. Products will include goatmilk soap, baskets, handkerchief dolls, crocheted doilies, etc. No pets will be allowed and food and music will not be part of the program.

Horne Creek Living Historical Farm includes the Hauser farm, a typical 1900s period Piedmont farm that includes a tobacco barn and corn crib, and demonstration fields. Horne Creek is located at 308 Horne Creek Road, Pinnacle, N.C. 27403. For information, call 336-325-2298 or email hornecreek@ncdcr.gov. The site is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

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