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Pam Weeks: Soft Protests

March 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Did you know that protest quilts date back to 1830? In fact, stories have been quilted into bed coverings as far back as the year 1400. Join Pamela Weeks, a quilt historian, to learn more of the history of story telling, protest, and social awareness through textiles and quilts.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Natick Historical Society. See their website for more information.


Pamela Weeks’ love for quilts began at the time of the United States Bicentennial in 1976. Pam made traditional and then art quilts, but in 1991 she fell in love with antique quilts and began an exploration of quilt history, women’s history, and textile history, which continues today.

Her published work on signature quilts and potholder quilts is found in the American Quilt Study Group’s peer reviewed journal Uncoverings. Click on these links to check out her books from our library network. Civil War Quilts published in 2011, with co-author Don Beld and Deeds Not Words: Celebrating 100 years of Women’s Suffrage published in 2019, with Sandra Sider. She has also contributed to the book, Maine Quilts: 250 years of comfort and community. Her latest book, Portable Patchwork came out on Amazon in January of this year.

As the Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum she works with quilters, collectors, institutions, and co-conspirators to plan exhibits and conduct research on the quilts in the museum’s collection. Pam hikes and gardens in New Hampshire where she lives with her partner Scott, and her wee dog, Simon the Amazing Papillon.

This program will be held over Zoom. Please visit the BFL website to register and receive the meeting link.

Pam Weeks: Soft Protests


March 1, 2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm