As distinctive as fingerprints, Hawaiian quilting patterns have a history and aesthetic unique to the sewing world. Learn about the patterns, the history behind the art, and some famous Hawaiian quilts.
A Call, A Cause, A Quilt:
Women and Quilting in
The Civil War
While men were fighting the physical battles during the Civil War, the women were engaging in their own war efforts. Learn about the Sanitary Fairs, the Alabama Gunboat Quilts, and some of the political statements made with quilts.
45 minutes. Handout of Bibliography included.
The West Was Won
With Needle and Thread
Have you ever thought about the sheer tenacity and persistence of the women who went overland on the Westward Trail? Did you know that it was the women who held the families together and made it possible to homestead in the new frontier?
In this talk based on real-life diary entries and letters of the women who actually went West, you'll experience
the trials, triumphs, and tragedies of the female frontier. You'll see photos of the women on the wagon trains and learn interesting facts about gender roles in the West.
45 minutes. Includes handout of Bibliography