"Quilts of the 1930s and 1940s"

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  • Ongoing: until Saturday, March 22, 2008
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

To honor the Douglas County Historical Society's 75th Anniversary, the Watkins Community Museum of History will be hosting quilt shows throughout 2008. The first exhibition highlights quilts of the 1930s and 1940s, open now through March 22.Many of the quilts are from the Museum's collection. One such quilt wasdonated by Georgia B. Willman. In 1933, her bridge club made four quiltblocks each to serve as prizes. Georgia won so many, she made a quilt.Three quilts of the John B. and Marian Rose Collection are also ondisplay.Several of the quilts were loaned for the exhibit by Historical Societymembers and members of the Kaw Valley Quilt Guild. Betsy Joy isexhibiting an unusual quilt she found in an antique store; it combineshearts and a wedding ring pattern. Ferrol Lattin has loaned severalfriendship quilts. Church ladies, clubs, and friends often made quiltblocks, embroidered their name on them, and then gathered to make aquilt - a friendship quilt.Future quilt shows will be Quilts of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, April22 through June 7, and Quilts of the 1980s, 1990s, and Present, Sept. 2through Oct. 18.

This event was posted Feb. 6, 2008 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014

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