pilgrimroy@tds.net | 603-456-6281 | PO Box 432| Warner, NH

Nov. 1st - Dec. 7: In Celebration of Childhood

This unique collection of doll and crib quilts will be on exhibit from November 1 – December 7, 2014 at the Warner Historical Society’s Upton Chandler House Museum at 10 West Main Street in Warner, N.H. Hours of the exhibit are Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.

All proceeds benefit the Warner Historical Society.

Introduction to the Pilgrim/Roy Collection

Antique Crib Quilts

The names Pilgrim and Roy have gained international recognition in the quilting world. Paul and Gerald started working with antique quilts in the early 1960s when their interior decorating business prompted them to purchase antique quilts for clients. Each having a strong background in the fine arts, they also began collecting quilts solely for their aesthetic value. Today, the Pilgrim/Roy collection is composed of 2,500 quilts and quilt-related objects, including fabrics and all kinds of antique sewing tools.

Paul and Gerald were among the first board members of the Quilt Appraisal Program of the American Quilter's Society (AQS). They helped establish guidelines for this certification program, the only one of its kind. The duo also designed the interior of the National Quilt Museum. They co-curated exhibits for MAQS and co-authored quilting publications, including The Log Cabin Returns to Kentucky (Collectors Books, 1992) and Quilts: Old and New-A Similar View (AQS, 1993)-the catalogs of these two exhibits, plus many more.

See current issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine "This Old Quilt," featuring articles by Gerald.

Paul Pilgrim photo
Paul D. Pilgrim 1942 -1996

Paul was a life force. He gave us a beautiful legacy of art and love and humor. He was an endearing man and a wonderful friend.

Quilts By Paul D. Pilgrim
by Gerald E. Roy
American Quilter’s Society