Native American Indian Quilts: 150 Years of Sewing and Survival
Monday, May 10 – 7 pm
Teresa Duryea Wong, who writes, quilts and blogs about quilts, will give an online lecture at our May meeting entitled “Native American Indian Quilts: 150 Years of Sewing and Survival.” She’ll talk about the tumultuous period from 1880 to the present when Native Americans all over North America were relocated and had to adapt to a new way of life. When Western missionaries introduced quilting, Native American women who had learned to sew using buffalo hides and other natural materials applied their skills to cloth and eventually began to make beautiful quilts reflecting their own cultural heritage.
Learn how the transference from sewing buffalo hides and other natural materials to quilting took place and see the beautiful quilts made in this period.
In addition to the lecture by Teresa Duryea, two additional important items of business will take place at our May meeting:
- We will vote on the 2021-2022 Board
- The drawing for the 2021 Opportunity Quilt will be held.