16th Annual Traditional Arts Expo invites guests to explore the talents
of today's guilds and artisans. The United Quilt Show, showcasing
the talents of both the Hunterdon County Quilt Guild and the Evening
Star Quilt Guild returns this year, plus displays from the Warren
County Needle Arts Guild and the Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey.
Sponsored in part by
Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission
The Evening Star Quilt Guild got its start when a small group of women got together after a bicentennial quilt show in White Township in 1976, meeting weekly for a "quilting bee". The Hunterdon County Quilt Guild got its start in 1977 and together they sponsor and participate in the United Quilt Show, which highlights both the community nature of parent to child tradition passing as well as the shared cooperation of the practioners of this beautiful art form. We are seeking your vote for the Peoples Choice. Be sure to vote for your favorite quilt in the Viewer's Choice Award.
Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2006, the Lost Art Lacers collectively have many years of experience in making, studying, collecting, and teaching the intricacies of hand-made laces. The group may often been seen at places such as Millbrook Village, the Warren County Farmers' Fair, the NJ State Fair, and at many other venues where interested spectators turn out to marvel over the painstakingly slow process of weaving different types of laces by hand. Members of the LAL specialize in diverse laces Ð bobbin laces, tatting, crochet, knitted lace, needle lace, and hairpin lace.
Macknik, a handweaver, will be demonstrating how fancy patterns
are woven on a loom. She will also have a small loom you and your
children can weave on. A sampler of natural dyed yarn will show what
colors could be gotten from different plants and trees.