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Not Your Grandma’s Quilt: The True History of Quilting in Early Arkansas

September 21, 2019 1:00 PM to September 21, 2019 2:30PM

Historic Arkansas Museum - 200 E 3rd St, Little Rock AR



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Mark Twain once said “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Myths about the history of quilting persist because they make great stories, and we want to believe them because they inspire us or reflect our core values and beliefs. For instance, were you told that quilting was invented by American colonists who pieced together scraps of threadbare clothing in order to survive harsh New England winters? Have you ever heard that finding cotton seeds in a quilt’s batting prove it was made by an enslaved person? Did you learn that pioneer women stitched their quilts near the light of the fireplace after a long day’s work?
Focusing on the quilts in our exhibit "Stitched Together: A Treasury of Arkansas Quilts", Carey Voss, Curator of Exhibits, will lead a free, informal talk aimed at separating quilt fact from quilt fiction.

 


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