May & June at the Museum

Note:  General Admission Per Person is $10, Seniors and Students $7, Groups $5.  Membership waives these fees except for special events/exhibits – Join and Save.

May 10 – July 28 –  Special Exhibit

“Under Cover Stories: Quilts, Coverlets, and Fiber Fair”  There is so much happening, download the brochure to be sure you don’t miss anything:  Under Cover Stories Brochure

Saturday, May 25th – Quilt Appraisals

Professional quilt appraisals with Lois Palmer. By appointment. $50 per quilt.

Saturday, May 25th – Drop Spindle Demos

Renee Cuprak, Instructor. Imagine finding a bit of wool, fiber from a plant, or combing your pet and wondering what you could do with it. You can make yarn and string with your hands and a bit of wool. Come see how and try it yourself. No charge. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 25th – Mill of the Month

Meet at Chamberlain Sawmill, 286 Old Turnpike Rd., Woodstock. 11 a.m.

Sunday, May 26th – Traditional Rug Hooking Demo

Susan Bruno, instructor. Learn the centuries old art of pulling loops of wool through a woven base to create beautiful rugs and more. Materials provided. No charge. 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. (A series of additional classes will be offered in the Fall on four Sundays, fee TBD. Sep. 15, 22, 29, and Oct. 6.)

Saturday, June 1st – Knitting Bee

Faith Kenton, Instructor. From beginning to end. All levels welcome, will help you get started. Bring a pair of needles/yarn. No charge. 1-3 p.m.

Saturday, June 1st – Quilters Tea

Kenton Hall, 157 Union St.  – 2-4 p.m.  –  Join us for an afternoon tea with fine pastries, home-baked goodies and a visit with Bev York, who will discuss quilts. Reservations – $15 for Tea,  $20 for Tea & Quit Exhibit Tour, and $35 for all above with membership too.

Sunday, June 2nd –  Special Music Program

Quiet Corner Fiddlers. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. A group of local musicians will play Scottish, Irish, and Appalachian tunes, and give the background of the music. No additional charge.

Sunday, June 2nd – Hand Embroidery

Learn over a dozen stitches while you embroider your initial and make borders on a fabric shoulder bag. You will be taught tricks of hand-stitching and shown samples from all over the world. $10 kit includes floss of various colors, hoop, pre-cut bag parts of denim, or cotton duck, detailed pattern of your initial with floral details and instructions. Pre-register at themillmuseum@gmail.com to choose fabric and initial. 1-3 p.m.

Sunday, June 2nd – Traditional Rug Hooking Demo

Susan Bruno, instructor. Learn the centuries old art of pulling loops of wool through a woven base to create beautiful rugs and more. Materials provided. No charge. 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. (A series of additional classes will be offered in the Fall on four Sundays, fee TBD. Sep. 15, 22, 29, and Oct. 6.)

Friday, June 7th – Chair Yoga

Chair yoga for posture and tension relief. 3 p.m.

Saturday, June 8th – Kids Club

River Walk with Bev York, 2-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 8th – Open House

Connecticut Open House Day – Admission Free

Sunday, June 9th – Hand Embroidery

Learn over a dozen stitches while you embroider your initial and make borders on a fabric shoulder bag. You will be taught tricks of hand-stitching and shown samples from all over the world. $10 kit includes floss of various colors, hoop, pre-cut bag parts of denim, or cotton duck, detailed pattern of your initial with floral details and instructions. Pre-register at themillmuseum@gmail.com to choose fabric and initial. 1-3 p.m.

Sunday, June 9th – Traditional Rug Hooking Demo

Susan Bruno, instructor. Learn the centuries old art of pulling loops of wool through a woven base to create beautiful rugs and more. Materials provided. No charge. 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. (A series of additional classes will be offered in the Fall on four Sundays, fee TBD. Sep. 15, 22, 29, and Oct. 6.)

Saturday, June 15th – Knitting Bee

Faith Kenton, Instructor. From beginning to end. All levels welcome, will help you get started. Bring a pair of needles/yarn. No charge. 1-3 p.m.

Saturday, June 15th – Weave Mug Rugs

Peggy Church will guide you as you sit at a floor loom to weave a rug for your mug. At the close of the exhibit, all the rugs will be taken off the loom and your rug will be mailed to you. $5 mailing fee. 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, June 21st – SAQA Artist Workshop

Fiber artist and quilter Susan Vassallo will lead a workshop on rt quilting. Reservations required. There will be a fee for this program. Fee and further information TBA. Contact (860) 456-2178 or themillmuseum@gmail.com for more information.

Friday, June 21st – Chair Yoga

Chair yoga for posture and tension relief. 3 p.m.

Saturday, June 22nd – Spinning Bee

Bring your spinning wheel or your knitting and drop by for this Spinning get together .  Organized by professional weaver Peggy Church (peggychurch@earthlink.net). 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 22nd – Special Music Program

Connecticut folk songs with Sally Rogers. Sally is a well known song writer and performer, having written many songs of local industry and history. In person for the Under Cover Stories exhibit. $10 Museum members; $15 non-members. 2:00 p.m. in the Museum’s historic Dugan Hall.

Saturday, June 22nd – Mill of the Month

Walking Tour of the Willimantic Mills.  Meet at the Museum. 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 23rd – Museum Lyceum

“The Journals of Ruth Snow Bowen of Chaplin, CT., Quilter.”  Catherine Smith – 4 p.m.