During the Threaded Streams Grand Opening Weekend, the Tripp Museum is bringing out some very special pieces from their textile collection. The Tripp Museum is a part of the Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society. The special pieces are the Newspaper Dress, a cargo bag from Wisconsin River Steamboat Days and a never-seen-before crazy quilt made by women from Sauk Prairie. The museum will showcase vintage textiles from its archives. In addition to the quilters’ displays, the Tripp Heritage Museum will have an ongoing display of vintage textiles from its archives. This display will be tied to the community’s Block and Stack style of architecture. The overall mini-exhibit will be titled, “Block and Stitch.”
Block and Stitch–an all-day Quilt Meet & Greet
Come to the Tripp Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, to meet and greet Sauk Prairie area quilters as they sew the threads of community through quilting techniques and methods as varied as the quilters themselves. Pull up a chair to watch, listen, and ask. New to quilting? Learn how to begin. Quilters will have a table with ‘everything’ a new quilter would need to get started. Old hat? Exchange ideas. You’ll see historic quilts, vintage sewing machines (one hand crank), and other misc vintage and current. items. The coffee will be flowing along with good stories and creativity.
Sock It to Me–Making socks the old fashioned way!
On Saturday, March 25, the museum is hosting a sock making demonstration using a vintage sock making machine. Talk about a time savers for the average housewife! Karen Green will tell us all about it in her ‘Sock it to Me’ presentation.