Today is National Quilting Day. How appropriate, then, that the Peabody Historical Society is holding an upcoming quilting exposition. Common Threads: A Celebration of Quilts and Community is a two- day event featuring antique quilts from our collection, many rarely exhibited, as well as modern quilts from several local quilting guilds. In addition, there will be quilt appraisals, scissor sharpening, and children’s activities. Vendors will also be on hand, offering quilting supplies and product demonstrations. Common Threads will be held at the Smith Barn, Brooksby Farms, at 38 Felton St. in Peabody on Saturday, April 2 from 10 am – 4 pm, and Sunday, April 3 from 12 pm – 4 pm. Admission is $5.00, $2.50 for quilting guild members, and free for children under 12. For more information please visit