Evenings Upstairs @ Your Library --Flowers on the Bed : 19th Century Quilting at the Homeplace


Ryan Burkett

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Location: McCracken County Public Library

Phone: 270-442-2510 x 119

Email: bwrinkle@mclib.net

Link: http://www.mclib.net

Event Description

April 25, 2013

Flowers on The Bed, 19th century quilting at The Homeplace
with LBL Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls assisted by Jessye Bostwick

The 1800’s was the century of hand quilting. By the mid- 1800’s quilting became a popular occupation for women, quilt patterns were exchanged and quilting ‘fads’ began. Local farmwomen were a part of the national popularity and found quilting an outlet to express their thoughts, feelings, and to reflect their appreciation for their natural surroundings and every day experiences.

Cindy Earls has over 40 years of experience in living history interpretation, specializing in traditional textile production. Influenced by her traditional Pennsylvania German upbringing, she was taught traditional handwork skills such as quilting. She is currently the Special Events Coordinator and traditional skills consultant at The Homeplace.

Jessye Bostwick is an apprentice at The Homeplace. While growing up, her grandmother, a skilled seamstress, taught her to sew and crochet. Jessye continues to create clothing and bedding both as an interpreter at the Homeplace and for her own enjoyment.

Sponsored by the McCracken County Public Library

April 25, 2013 | 7:00 pm | 2nd Floor meeting room
All programs are free and open to the public.

Connecting People, Cultures & Ideas
For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle
Tel: 270-442-2510 ext. 119 (Toll-free 866-829-7532)
Email: bwrinkle@mclib.net
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