Gatherings: America's Quilt Heritage [S-14-23]

Presenter:Fran Van Horne
Location: SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 1:30 PM 04/10
Status: CLOSED

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This presentation will relate the story of the American Quilt Project which was held in nearly every state for the purpose of documenting the antique quilts of the nation. Participants who have an antique (pre-1950) quilt are invited to bring it to class for “show and tell.” Tell us what you know about the quilt’s history, e.g. its maker, the maker’s locale, the occasion for which it was made, its previous owner(s), the pattern, material and anything else you know about the quilt.

Fran Van Horne has been a quilter for about 30 years and has participated in many quilt shows. She became interested in the American Quilt Project when she took part in the local Quilt Project at the Potsdam Museum in the 90’s. Fran is especially interested in the patterns and colors used in the past. Fran and her husband Otis were named “Super SOARers” in spring 2009.

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