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Quiltmaking in Macon County

On October 7, 2017 at 10:00am, Sandy Staebell, an Associate Professor in Library Special Collections at Western Kentucky University, will speak on the topic of "Quiltmaking in Macon County" at an upcoming meeting of the Macon County Historical Society held at the Welcome Center. More ... 

Macon County Quiltmaking

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. 

Sandy Staebell Inspects Postage Stamp Quilt