Historical Society Extends Popular Exhibit Through February

Quilt exhibit held over at Sands-Willets House.

The Sands-Willets House features more than 50 quilts on display. (Courtesy photo)
The Sands-Willets House features more than 50 quilts on display. (Courtesy photo)
Due to popular demand, the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society has extended a one-of-a-kind exhibit.

Held over from the Historical Society Holiday Fair in December: The Art of Quilting: Fibers, Fabrics & Fashion, will be opened on Sundays at 2 p.m. during the months of January and February. 

Tours will be offered for the admission price of $5 per person.

The exhibit features hundreds of years of quilting styles that have shaped the contemporary view of this art form. More than 50 quilts and coverlets from the CNPHS collection will be on display — one of the finest groupings of these textiles on Long Island, according to event organizers.

The display includes cotton patchwork quilts, a unique Trapunto quilt, a flour sack quilt, crazy quilts of velvets and silks, a flag quilt, and woven coverlets.

The quilts are displayed in veritably every room in the Sands-Willets House at 336 Port Washington Blvd.


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