Just like the leaves, New England fiber lovers peek out from all corners once spring arrives. April begins the gallivanting, and there’s definitely a crescendo in May. Here’s my top “Do Not Miss” New England texilphiliac events in the next month.
- Brenda Dayne at Webs on May 7…. Ok, you may have missed it, but I shuffled life to not miss her memory bag event. It was lovely to spend time with longtime Tactile Traveler Chris and then find so many Common Cod Fiber Guild folks sitting in the audience. Brenda’s memory lecture was almost like a podcast minus the music. We clearly witnessed the developing the DNA of a nascent bud. She’s headed west and I ‘m looking forward to see how this will grow.
- Clara Parkes in Cambridge on May 11. The lovely soul the of Knitter’s Review is speaking at the Common Cod Fiber Guild at 7pm. As always, guests are welcome at Guild meetings for a $5 admission fee. Check the Guild’s web site for more details.
- New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival on May 12 and 13. Can’t say enough good things about this great small Festival. They are in a new location this year and closer to Boston, so do pay attention to directions to the Deerfield Fairgrounds.
- New England Quilt Museum waives entrance for Mothers on May 13 from noon to 4. Their current exhibit celebrates the Fenway Park Centennial, so it’s going to be an exhibit that easily appeals to the whole family. Catch it on the way home from New Hampshire Sheep and Wool??? Or save it for a rainy day and pay the very appreciated entrance fee. The exhibit is on display until after Independence Day.
- Nancy Bush is in the Boston area from May 15 to 19, giving lectures and teaching a wide variety of classes. More details on Nancy’s web site
- The MFA on May 18 is hosting a symposium on “The Craft and Art of Embroidery in Colonial Boston.” With the American Wing, the MFA is finally able to show more of its extensive embroidery collection. Learn more here.
- Quilters Connection Annual Show on June 1 and 2. This is always a great way to begin a weekend and kick off June!
By the end of May, the leaves will rustle together and we’ll enjoy their shady canopy while recovering from these lovely merry meandering. Whether you’re in town for a graduation, or this is home base, New England is definitely a great place to be a textilphiliac!