Ethnic Heritage Museum offers Italian Gallery events

From flier

The Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., Rockford, is offering a special class in Trapunto from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 29. In “Make-N-Take Trapunto,” students will learn the classic needlework called trapunto from Pat Aiello, who has worked with various forms of needlework. Sign up for one-half-hour timeslots at a $5 fee to recreate the past art of trapunto.

Join the Ethnic Heritage Museum every Sunday throughout November from 2-4 p.m. to view some of the most outstanding Italian forms of needlework. Gorgeous laces, trapunto and handmade linens, chenille bedspreads (including rose petals for the bride), wedding gowns from 1917, the war years, Salvatore Castronovo’s original gown, and the wonderful stories and shapes of Bombonieri’s.

Don’t miss this outstanding display for you to recall with family the Old World Italian traditions. Brava! Call Shirley Martignoni Fedeli at (815) 877-2888 for sign-up. For more information about the museum, go to

From the Aug. 25-31, 2010 issue

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