Is the American quilt an example of folk craft or folk art? In this presentation, folklorist Nan McEntire will show compelling images of quilts; she also will bring along examples of hand sewn quilts, both historic and contemporary. Dr. McEntire will tell stories about the quilts and the details of their construction. Her research is based on decades of ethnographic fieldwork in Indiana. One highlight of the presentation will be a chance to examine a stunning Terre Haute quilt "September Souls," created by the late Rosemary England.
Construction Heroes: The Vigo County Public Library Youth Services Department will be closed Monday, August 3 through mid-November. The lower level will undergo a significant renovation to allow for more Youth Services space. Materials can be requested on the VCPL website, or visit the Teen Space to request youth materials.