Best Best Blend of Geometry and Art
Though our great-grandmothers may not have studied geometry in school, they quickly learned it when they had to fashion patches for overalls or pinafores. And they mastered it in their designs for quilts. Beautiful modern-day examples from local and regional quilters are on display at South County Museum’s 21st annual Quilt Show , from July 21 through 23. The mission of this museum is “to inspire wonder and a better understanding of the agricultural and rural village life in coastal Rhode Island before the emergence of suburban communities.” To that end, there are exhibits that give a sense of the daily life of people in South County, with artifacts and texts to show how farmers, fishermen, textile workers, and village artisans, such as coopers, printers, and blacksmiths, lived in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Quilting and quilts, both then and now, are an integral part of that life.
Canonchet Farm, Strathmore Street, Narragansett | 401.783.5400 | www.southcountymuseum.org
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