Join us as we welcome professional quilter Gail Thompson! Gail will introduce us to the sweeping history of quilting and it's evolution from the 1830s to present—touching on major moments such as the American Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. Participants will also be able to see some of Gail's quilts as well.
Registration is required! Please register here or call 732-634-4450.
More topics that will be covered during the presentation included—
- Migration Westward from 1830 to 1860
- Civil War from 1860 to 1865
- Great Depression 1930 to 1939
- World War II 1939 to 1945
- Singer Sewing Machine – first machine in America
- Sears Roebuck and the Quilt Contest
- History of Handwork Women Enjoyed
- Modern Quilts
The event is part of our Makers Day celebration! New Jersey Makers Day inspires and activates libraries to showcase and highlight STEM and maker culture, enhancing life-long learning.