In Celebration of Childhood: Doll and Crib Quilts from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection

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The Warner Historical Society is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibit, In Celebration of Childhood: Doll and Crib Quilts from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection. This unique collection of doll and crib quilts will be on display from November 1— December 7, 2014 at the Warner Historical Society’s Upton Chandler House Museum at 10 West Main Street in Warner, N.H. Hours of the exhibit are Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 — 4:00 p.m.

The exhibit will also be open on November 6 from 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 and all proceeds benefit the Warner Historical Society.

The names Pilgrim and Roy have gained international recognition in the quilting world. Paul and Gerald started collecting antique quilts in the early 1960s when their interior decorating business prompted them to purchase antique quilts for clients. As they each had a strong background in the fine arts, they began their own quilt collection based on the quilts’ aesthetic value. Today, the Pilgrim/Roy collection is composed of 2,500 quilts for sale and show, as well as quilt-related objects, including fabrics and all kinds of antique sewing tools. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston featured the blockbuster exhibit Quilts and Color, sixty quilts from The Pilgrim/Roy Collection this spring.

Gerald Roy will host a talk entitled, “Ask the Expert: Curious about your Old Quilt?” beginning at 2:00 p.m. on November 22 at the Warner Town Hall located at 5 East Main Street. The public may bring quilts far Gerald Roy to comment on and about but there will be no written or verbal appraisals. Admission for the talk is $10.00. Quilt commentary requests will be $5.00 per quilt.

Help Wanted

Quilt demonstrators are needed in our “hands-on” activity room demonstrating applique and piecework techniques. Docents, or guides/educators, are needed to answer quilting questions from visitors. Docent training will be held October 31 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Any of your guild members who are interested in volunteering should contact Rebecca Courser, or call 603-456-2437.


Special sponsorship opportunities

Special sponsorship opportunities include your guild name on our posters and a program booklet about the event.

  • Major sponsorship – $500 includes a full color ad in program booklet, name listed on poster and mentioned in press releases, tickets to exhibit and quilt talk, booth set-up at “Ask the Expert: Curious about your old quilt?” by Jerry Roy on November 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the Warner Town Hall.
  • Quarter page ads in the program booklet will be $75.00. Please call for more information, 603-456-2437.
  • For the full schedule with dates, times, locations see