June & July 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, 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.

Friday, June 21st – SAQA Artist Workshop

Fiber artist and quilter Susan Vassallo will lead a workshop on art 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 – Weave a Mug Rug

Peggy Church, instructor. Peggy 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. 1:00 – 4:00 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 (and newly named) Kenton Hall.  Download flyer here:  SallyRogers

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 – 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 30th – 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.)

Sunday, July 7th – Needle Felting Demo

Julia Chapel, instructor. Needle felting demonstration — discover how felting occurs using the needle felting technique. Instructor demonstration and hands on assistance will provide an opportunity for guests to try this technique creating a small 2D felted sampler to take home. Beginners age 8 and up. Due to use of sharp needles, and adult must accompany each child. Included in Museum admission at no additional charge. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Friday, July 12th – Museum Lyceum

Natural Dyes. 3:00 p.m. No admission fee, but as usual we will put out a donation jar.

Sunday, July 14th – Needle Felting Demo

Julia Chapel, instructor. Needle felting demonstration — discover how felting occurs using the needle felting technique. Instructor demonstration and hands on assistance will provide an opportunity for guests to try this technique creating a small 2D felted sampler to take home. Beginners age 8 and up. Due to use of sharp needles, and adult must accompany each child. Included in Museum admission at no additional charge. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 20th – Weave a Mug Rug

Peggy Church, instructor. Peggy 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. $5.00 mailing fee. 12:00 noon – 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 20th – Museum Lyceum

Barbara Soebbing will speak on “Playing with Colors: Embellishments When Planning a Quilt.” 2:00 p.m. No admission fee, but as usual we will put out a donation jar.

Sunday, July 21st – Needle Felting Demo

Julia Chapel, instructor. Needle felting demonstration — discover how felting occurs using the needle felting technique. Instructor demonstration and hands on assistance will provide an opportunity for guests to try this technique creating a small 2D felted sampler to take home. Beginners age 8 and up. Due to use of sharp needles, and adult must accompany each child. Included in Museum admission at no additional charge. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 21st – Paint a Barn Star Quilt on a Board

Julia Chapel, instructor. Jane Copeland, instructor. You will paint a quilt pattern on a pre-painted board using traditional colors. All materials provided. Included in Museum admission at no additional charge. 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 27th – Mill of the Month

Special guest trip leader Dale Plummer, the Norwich Town Historian, will lead a tour of Indian Leap and the Yantic Cemetery in Norwich, CT. Meet at the Leap, 196-200 Yantic Street in Norwich.