Quilting: Then & Now

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A #WomanKnowStuffToo affiliated event

Come see beautiful quilts, hear fascinating quilting stories, and learn more about the history and art of quilting.

We'll start the morning with a "Bed Turning" featuring quilts created by women in the Iowa State University Women's Club Block Builders. Member Phyllis Schrag will share stories about the quilts while volunteers walk each quilt around the room for viewing.

Following will be a panel discussion with participants:

  • Marianne Fons, author and longtime public television host of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
  • Erin French, Director of International Programs in the College of Human Sciences
  • Marybeth C. Stalp, Professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Iowa.


       9am -- Doors Open

       9:15am -- Bed Turning

       10:15am -- Panel Discussion with Q&A

Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Ames History Museum, Iowa State University College of Design, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa State University Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity, and the Iowa State University Women's Club Block Builders. Supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. This program is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

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