When asked about the quilts she saw, Staebell remarked, "What really impressed me was the sense of tradition and legacy that was apparent in all the quilts I saw during my visit to Macon County. Quiltmakers from this area bring a high degree of skill to the craft, and a connecting thread runs through the quiltmakers of the past and the quilters of today."
Exploriong the rich legacy of this traditional craft in Macon County with a particular emphasis on quilts dating from the 20th century, her talk is based on interviews she conducted last August with several area quiltmakers as well as a visit to the quilt turning at the Macon County Fair that same month.
Her presentation will start after the regular membership meeting on Saturday, October 7th at 10:00am, and is sponsored by the Osby Lee Hire and Lillian K. Garrison Hire Memorial Lecture at Western Kentucky University - Department of Library Special Collections. Attendees are invited to bring a quilt or two of their own to share with the audience at the end of the program.
Photo Caption: Sandy Staebell takes a closer look at a Postage Stamp Quilt from the Kentucky Museum collection.