Quilters Pays Tribute to Pioneer Women at Arts Barn

Quilters

In partnership with Rockville Musical Theatre, Arts on the Green presents Quilters, a musical about a pioneer woman and her six daughters dealing with the struggles and rewards of frontier life. The show runs April 1 through 17, 2016, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road. Admission is $22. This show is recommended for ages 15 and older.

In the American West, a pioneer woman, Sarah, and six women, who are called her daughters, face frontier life. This show is presented as a series of short tales and tableaux matched with musical numbers, each presenting an aspect of frontier life or womanhood. The quilt patches, representing girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death, are ultimately put together to form one splendid quilt.

"Quilters is a show pieced together with love and stitched with pride…a thing of beauty, comfort and joy," says the New York Post.

“Contemporary Quilters: A Modern View of Life,” an exhibit featuring the works of eight fiber artists, complements this theatrical performance. The exhibit is on display through April 25 at the Arts Barn.

Tickets may be purchased online or through the Arts Barn box office. For more information contact the Arts Barn.