Shelton House's Paper, Pins, Scissors: New Stories from Old Quilts
Shelton House Paper, Pins, Scissors: New Stories from Old Quilts
Suzanne McDowell holds one of the eight quilts she researched for the luncheon/lecture on Saturday, September 15, at Shelton House barn for the Paper, Pins, Scissors: New Stories from Old Quilts luncheon/lecture. This Hexagon quilt was made in 1855 by Elizabeth Jane Little Goelet Rogers of Buncombe Hall, NC, when she was 12 years old. The quilt is the oldest Shelton House quilt displayed at the luncheon.
The Shelton House quilt collection, along with hundreds of other craft items from North Carolina, may be viewed daily from May – October, on Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Curator, Jackie, Stephens conducts daily tours of the 1875 home. Shelton House is on the National Register of Historic Places and features the first quilt square on the Haywood County Quilt Trails program.
Shelton House’s next event will be the 4th annual Ghosts and Goblets story telling event on Saturday, October 27. This year’s storytelling evening will focus on adult stories inside the house and children’s stories and music around a campfire in front of the barn. The historic barn is available for meetings, showers, parties, retirement celebrations, and other events year-round. For information about Shelton House, the museum collection, special events, or barn rentals call 452-1551.