Commerce of Quilts

This new school program looks at the economics and trade of quilts by using geography, math, and art. Students will explore quilts, analyze maps, discover early transportation, and role play a period fabric purchase scenario.

Any teacher or homeschool group (of ten or more students) can register for a free school program. To sign-up for Commerce of Quilts, email or phone 202.879.3240.

Detail from “Messrs Harding Howell & Co.,” Ackermann’s Repository of the Arts, 1809, Courtesy of The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Reproduction cotton dress and accessories in the style of c.1810.