The purpose of the exhibits and programming comprising the Norwalk Quilt Trail is to create awareness and appreciation for a form of Americana that combines elements of art, local history and culture. Approximately 100 quilts will be on display at diverse cultural heritage and tourism sites around the City of Norwalk. This is the first major collaboration between the city’s museums and will lay the foundation for sharing resources in future projects.
Complementary programming includes lectures by quilt scholars, community quilting bees, workshops and quilt airings/discovery days during which Norwalk residents can bring their quilts for display and documentation for the national Quilt Index. A major component of the project is a new Norwalk quilt created by people from throughout the community under the direction of Peace by Piece, Norwalk’s intergenerational quilt mentoring program, and intended for display at the Norwalk Library.
Quilt Trail Participants Include:
- Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (1868)
- Norwalk Children’s Foundation – Peace by Piece
- Norwalk City Hall atrium – AIDS Memorial Quilt — The Triangle Community Center
- Norwalk Historical Society – Historic Town House (1835)
- Norwalk Museum – Old Norwalk City Hall (1912)
- Norwalk Seaport Association – Sheffield Island Lighthouse (1868)
- Rowayton Historical Society – Pinkney House (c. 1820)
- Stepping Stones Museum for Children (2000)
Special Quilt Trail Events Include:
- Opening and Closing Receptions
- Quilt Airings
- Quilting Bees
- Gallery Talks/Curator’s Tours
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS & SPONSORS
The Norwalk Quilt Trail committee wishes to recognize the generosity of the following organizations and individuals:
Paul J. & Alexandra Macaluso, Sr.