Evenings Upstairs @ Your Library -Nature's Bounty as Interpreted in Quilts & Textiles with Sandra Staebell Western Ky University
Date(s) & Time(s)::
April 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Location: McCracken County Public Library 555 Washington Street Paducah, Ky. 42003
Phone: (270)442-2510 x 119
Thursday April 26, 2012 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Return to event list.
From the earliest days, Kentuckians have brought the natural world into their homes through quilts, coverlets, blankets, rugs and other textiles. Pieced, appliquéd, embroidered, or woven, handcrafted textiles often reflected nature with flowers a perennial favorite theme. Many animals, particularly birds, have also inspired blocks, motifs, and embroidered details. In some the pattern was conceived realistically while in others the design was rendered abstractly. Whatever the intent of the maker, these textiles, be they functional or decorative, brought beauty into Americans’ lives.
Sandra Staebell is the Registrar/Collections Curator of the Kentucky Library & Museum and an Assistant Professor at Western Kentucky University.
Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council All programs are free & open to the public