Needlework on the Prairie

Pioneer women of the 19th century made hundreds of quilts for friends and family embarking on the long and treacherous journey west. As settlers moved across the country, women would gather for quilting bee socials, exchanging and modifying quilting patterns, styles and methods from various regions. New quilting patterns and techniques continued to emerge as a result.

Our season opener features a variety of needlework handcrafted by several ladies from a local quilting group. The following ladies have contributed items for the display: Elaine Steffen, Linda Bucholz, Jan Treml, Judy Jacobs, Janet Lund and Veronica Cech. On display will be samples of tatting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch, candlewicking, quilting, sewing, handanger, and punch needle. Various tools used in creating the needlework will also be on display.

This display is featured in Exhibit Hall May 23-26 and May 30-June 2, 12:00 to 4:00 pm