I just got an announcement from the National Museum of the American Coverlet in Bedford, PA via email.
They are having a conference on September 26 and an open house on the 27. Speakers include Marjie Thomson, Ute Bargmann, and Michael Taylor. All about aspects of historical textile production.
Oh, wow--this looks like a wonderful symposium. Unfortunately, I'm about 2,500 miles away, and it's during the school year; if I "called in conference," my principal would not be very happy.
National Coverlet Museum Symposium
I definitely will have to try to go! I have heard Marjie Thompson speak several times and she is a fascinating speaker (both informative and fun to listen to). Tandy Hersch and her husband are both so very charming and a wealth of knowledge. I have heard of some of the other speakers. I have wanted to see the museum and have just not found the time. It sounds like a fantastic weekend. I can't wait for my husband to get home tommorrow night to see if we can go!
Thanks for the info!
If you have never been than you need to go! I have spent several happy hours roaming this exhibits before the first of the year. Melinda & Lazlo were absolutely wonderful, there was so much to just experience by being to see these amazing pieces of textile up close.
Teachers have to have on going training to keep their certification current. I know you could "work" this into your lession plan (g) I looked at the posting date, this was an old posting. Maybe you can still get away.