New workshop to be offered in June:
The Quilt-Block History – of Pioneer Days
This is a hands-on sewing and story telling of the Pioneer experience through the eyes of Sarah Cobb. Girls (and their moms) will be instructed in piecing together a 4×4 quilt of their own. Sarah Cobb is a young pioneer traveling with her family in the year of our Lord 1852. Sarah’s family leave their home in Philadelphia – selling most of their possessions – and begin a long and difficult journey West.
Travel with Sarah over the Cumberland Road with her family and make a quilt with her as they go. Sarah has the idea to make a travel memory quilt and has stashed away little scraps of fabric from their home in Philadelphia. Her family and friends also give her some bits to add in so she can remember them. Along the way they meet other families and her bits of material grow. In the early evenings when they settle down for the night, Sarah records the day’s events and sews her pieces together. At the end of the journey in Independence Missouri she presents the travel memory quilt to her mom and they display it proudly over the mantle in the cabin they build.
Designed to encourage an interest in and to develop skills in sewing and an appreciation for our American History. The girls and their moms will be encouraged to recycle old clothing and bits around the house to make their own memory quilt. Create an artful and creative display of your own history that will be cherished for years to come.
If you are interested in hosting a Quilt-Block History of Pioneer Days Workshop please contact me.
The Nacient Needle