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.