Wilton Historical Society show is this weekend
Nearly 200 people attended the gala opening of the Wilton Historical Society’s American Artisan Show Friday night, Nov. 1. The show continues today and tomorrow, Nov. 2-3.
Saturday hours are 10 to 5, Sunday the show is on from 11 to 4. Admission is $5.
The show features more than 30 artisans. Among them are:
• Nine Patch Studio from Waterford, Va., featuring Kathie Ratcliffe’s miniature interpretations of 19th century quilts from around the country. One, with the design mariner’s compass, is from a Connecticut quilt originating in Bridgeport.
• Three Points Design Inc. from Virginia Beach, Va., owned by a husband and wife team who offer carvings with a nautical them ranging from a mermaid to waterfowl to sea creatures such as scallop shells and starfish.
• Historic Trade & Tavern Signs from Eastford, Conn.
• Scherenschnitte and Silhouettes from Alexandria, Va., . Scherenschnittes are scissor cuttings of American themes done in paper.
• And all the way from Louisiana, Missouri is ASL Pewter, offering pewterware in American and English designs.
There are also textiles, cinnamon-scented candles of intricate designs, baskets in the Nantucket tradition, wooden bowls, redware, rugs, reproduction furniture, tile work and many more high-quality art and craft work.
The artisans are set up throughout the historical society’s property on Route 7.