GENERAL MEETING – APRIL 14, 2021
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 PM
"Quilting Your Family History"
Presented by Kathy Emmel
You don’t have to be a quilter to enjoy Kathy Emmel’s presentation about “Quilting Your Family History” on Wednesday, April14. Kathy will share 16 quilts -15 which she has made over the past 25 years, as well as an antique quilt - that showcase people, events, and places. After presenting the first 11 of the quilts, she will delve more deeply into the stories and history of people and events in the remaining five quilts by sharing her sources, documents and research techniques. The quilts include the stories of a great-great-grandfather who was a Confederate soldier in Virginia, and of another great-great-grandfather in Missouri who supported causes to raise money for the Union army. One quilt tells of a family tragedy that occurred in 1929 in Westchester County, New York. A fourth quilt about her husband’s family tells the story of German-Lutheran immigrants who settled in southern Minnesota. The fifth and final quilt was a wonderful find from an antique store. Through researching the names on this quilt from Iowa, Kathy was able to create a six-generation family tree chart. In addition, Kathy will share some of the techniques she employed in the making of the quilts.
Please join us on April 14 to hear the stories of the people, events and places that have been portrayed and shared through the art of quilting.