This just in from our good friends at Neighbors in the Strip.

The Heinz History Center presents its third annual Quilter’s Weekend, on January 23 and 24 from 10 am – 4 pm. The weekend will showcase the unique history of quilting in Western Pennsylvania.

Hundreds of visitors, from novice quilters to skilled experts, will experience a weekend full of activities including:

* Hands-on demonstrations of quilting techniques
* Opportunities to try a variety of quilting methods
* A children’s area with take-home crafts
* Displays from quilting guilds

This year Quilter’s Weekend will also include a special presentation on Aftrican American quilting, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at quilts made in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, a nationally-recognized community for historic quilt making.

Visitors can also bring their gently used quilting books for a book exchange. Quilter’s Weekend is free with History Center admission.

Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

You can sign up for E-Grams on the Neighbors in the Strip site.