Quilting is not your usual territory.
But thanks to B/Perrino Quilts, a collection of modern baby blankets that takes the prairie out of batting and cotton, you may discover you’ve got a bit of that pioneer spirit.
Artist Barbara Perrino’s coverlets turn the traditional art of quilting on its head with abstract designs and unexpected color combinations. The meticulously crafted blankets range from cozy and muted (hello, nap time) to modern and bright (the perfect showpiece for a nursery wall) and never seem like something from Grandma’s attic.
Each cuddly wrap is individually pieced and quilted, so no two are alike. Perrino has a few ready for purchase on Etsy, or you can ask her to make one just for your little snoozer.
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The New Mom Movement
What: Strengthen muscles and improve posture at a workshop just for mamas.
Why: Cancel the babysitter; your bambino is welcome to tag along.
When: Book now for Sept 19, 9 a.m. (Also Oct. 22 & Nov. 14.)
Where: Corps Pilates, 123 Chestnut St., ste. 204 (610-574-2749). To register (required), email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $25.
Mario the Magician
What: The New York-based performer makes the grumpies disappear.
Why: Chaplin for the kindergarten set.
When: Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Grasso’s Magic Theatre, 103 Callowhill St. (215-413-2917). Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com. Adults and teens, $20; children, $10.
Scarecrow Festival and Exhibit
What: Watch Simple the Roving Garden Artist create giant sculptures and play hide-and-seek in the new tunnel.
Why: There’s no better way to bring in fall.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media (610-566-9134). Arboretum admission, adults and teens, $9; children, $5; under 3, free.
Photo: Courtesy of B/Perrino