Guild members displaying blocks the HPTHP community project quilts. The blocks being held are contributions from "sister" quilters in Japan who heard about the project and wanted to help.
New photos of the community project quilts for the Hyde Park Transitional Housing Program are available in the gallery on this site. Just click the tab above marked "Gallery" and you can view the various slide shows.
Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 from 9 am to 4 pm, the Salt Creek Patchmakers Quilt Guild will host a Quilt Show "Americana Memories" at the Assembly of God Church in Clinton IL (801 South Mulberry). Admission is $3. The show will feature more than a hundred quilts, door prizes, bed turning, boutique with vendors, a raffle quilt, and more.
This same weekend, there is another show held in Decatur, IL, within 20 miles of Clinton, so double up for more fun!
For more information:
Linda Crum, Publicity Chairperson, 217-949-4791, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edie Newberry, Show Chairperson, 309-928-3586, email@example.com
Lakeside Quilting Guild is hosting an evening with Leslie Goddard, Executive Director of Graue Mill and Museum. An experienced Civil War historian, she has created portrayals of Civil War notables Clara Barton and Mary Chestnut, and serves on the board of the Chicago Civil War Roundtable. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University specializing in American studies and U.S. history.
Unraveling the History of Civil War Quilts
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:00-9:00 PM
Treasure Island Supermarket, 55th and Lake Park Avenue
Lower Level Community Room
$15 for guild members, $20 for guests
Seating is limited, so email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place today. Light refreshments will be served. A printable PDF flyer is available below - spread the word!
Unravelling the History of Civil War Quilts.
Some have said that during the American Civil War, women fought as furiously with their needles as men did with their swords. By 1865, an estimated 250,000 quilts had been made for the soldiers. They not only provided physical warmth and protection, they also encouraged flagging spirits, commemorated significant experiences, functioned as fundraisers, and became vehicles for patriotic and political expression. This program presents a close-up look at eight significant quilts with ties to the Civil War, examining both their aesthetic merit and their cultural context.
"Seven Sisters" quilt and photograph here will be featured in an upcoming exhibition, “Posing with Patchwork: Quilts in Photographs, 1855-1955.”
A fabulous red and white antique "Seven Sisters" quilt is the February 2013 Quilt of the Month featured on the International Quilt Study Center & Museum website. Each month, the IQSCM features a different quilt from their collection along with history of the quilt block pattern, provenance of the exhibit quilt, and other tidbits of interest. Interested readers can sign up for a email update each month.
The IQSCM is located on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. For more information, go to the "Visit the Museum" page.
Come join us on Tuesday, February 12 in the Cellar Room of the Hyde Park Treasure Island supermarket (55th and Lake Park). We'll start with snack and chat at 6:30 pm, followed by a lesson on making folk art dolls at 7 pm. You'll need to bring a few items to get started:
- Sewing machines
- Extension cord(s)
- Fabrics from your own stash
- Yarn for hair
- Fabric Pencils or Paint
Detailed directions, a complete supply list, templates for cutting out the dolls, and tips on drawing faces are available here in a PDF file:
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