Bring your treasured quilts to Historic Rittenhouse Town and discover more about them through sharing and discussion with quilt historians, plus:
- Learn the best ways to care for your quilts
- Find out about methods that can be used to repair damaged quilts
- Learn how to piece a simple nine-patch square to begin your own quilt
- View historic quilts in the Rittenhouse Town collection
Hosted by Dianne Cram & Ruth Konrad
Dianne Cram has enjoyed a long career in the field of historic preservation and historical museum and collections management. She is a graduate of Florida International University and received her training in the care of museum collections through the National Park Service. She held the positions as museum curator at Hopewell Furnace National Historical Park and the Peter Wentz Farmstead in Montgomery County, PA, where she later went on to be the Historic Site Administrator. Dianne’s training and study through the years has been with an emphasis on historic textiles. Her interest and skill in hand-sewing and quilting began early that led to long time involvement studying historic quilts. She has restored numerous quilts and enjoys making her own quilts as well.
Ruth Konrad also comes from a museum background. Having worked as a museum educator at the Peter Wentz Farmstead and as a custodial guide at the Daniel Boone Homestead, she is currently part of the education team at Historic Rittenhouse Town. Ruth has had a lifelong fascination with textiles and needlework, sewing clothing from the age of eight, and over 30 years of quilt construction and study. Taking that love of textiles one step backward, she is a proficient spinner of wool, flax, and silk, and is an accomplished hand weaver.