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Colonel Palmer House to host Summer Sunday Series event

CRYSTAL LAKE – The 2013 Summer Sunday Series at Colonel Palmer House continues from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 with “Weaving a Tale: Coverlets, Quilts and the Art of Storytelling.”

This free program will be on the grounds of the historic Colonel Palmer house, 660 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), in Crystal Lake.

Summer Sunday visitors will discover the history of jacquard coverlets woven in Illinois from the 1840s to the 1860s. Loom-woven jacquard coverlets began to appear in Illinois in the 1840s as skilled weavers from the East moved west to acquire property. In many of the eastern states, coverlet weaving had become competitive, so Illinois offered an opportunity for the weavers to establish a new frontier of clients. 

During the event, families can enjoy storytelling, weaving demonstrations, a quilt exhibit and a children’s craft. During the Summer Sunday Series, the Colonel Palmer House will be open to visitors.

For information, call Mary Ott at 815-477-5873 or email

– Northwest Herald


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