Holiday Tea: From the Bed to the Wall

Enjoy tea, savory delights, desserts, and an illustrated program about the studio art quilt movement.


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Enjoy specialty hot  tea, savory, sweet, and petite delights from Six Star Events as Gloria Craft Comstock, curator and registrar of the Virginia Quilt Museum, presents an illustrated program about the studio art quilt movement. Along with discussing the relationship between quilts and art, Comstock will emphasize the role of appliqué in the studio quilt. Following the presentation attendees may join Nancy Huth, MSV deputy director of arts and education, for a guided highlights tour of And Still We Rise: African American Story Quilts.

MSV Members: $38; all others $43 (includes MSV admission). Registration required by December 9; register here or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240.

Curator and Registrar of the Virginia Quilt Museum Gloria Comstock currently lectures and researches the history of quilts and textiles.

After retiring as a social worker, Comstock’s passion became creating quilts and learning their history. In 2006 and 2010, she coordinated the Quilting Natural Florida I and II Exhibitions at the University of Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida.

In January, 2008, Comstock entered the University of Nebraska Lincoln in the History of Textiles and Quilt Studies Master of Arts program, graduating in December, 2010. As part of her studies, she researched the Hortense Horton Beck Education Collection. Also, Comstock completed an internship working with the Seminole Ethnographic Textile Collection at the University of Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. After completing her studies, she continued at the Florida Museum of Natural History as an assistant curator.

Nancy Huth is Deputy Director of Arts and Education at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, where she oversees the Collections, Education, and Exhibitions departments in carrying out the Museum’s mission of preserving and enriching the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. Formerly, Huth was Curator of Education at the Taft Museum of Art where she lead a team of museum education professionals in providing school, adult and family programs that help visitors engage with the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Prior to joining the Taft, Huth worked as the manager of adult programs at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. She was also the assistant director and curator of education at the Ball State University Museum of Art, in Muncie, Indiana. During her career, Huth has developed education programs and exhibitions, and presented lectures, classes, and workshops.

Huth has a Master of Arts in art history from Oberlin College, where she presented tours and workshops for both youths and adults at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin. She also worked in the department of education and art history at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Tue, Dec 13 • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Reception Hall

MSV Members: $38

All Others: $43