February 20, 2009
Quilt Historian to Explore Missouri Heritage Quilts at the Society
Renowned quilt historian and designer Bettina Havig will discuss the art and cultural traditions of quilting in Missouri on Saturday, March 14, at 1:00 p.m. in The State Historical Society of Missouri’s Conference Room. Havig, director of the Missouri Heritage Quilting Project, which documented quilts made in the state before the 20th century, will focus on quilts selected for inclusion in the project’s book and traveling exhibit, “Missouri Heritage Quilts.”
Havig has been quilting since 1970 and teaching the craft since 1974; she owned a quilt shop in Columbia from 1977 to 1983. A prolific writer, she has penned five books on the topic and many articles for quilting magazines. Her quilts have been exhibited in many national invitational quilt shows, and she has presented programs at the Quilters’ Heritage Celebration, Quilt America, the American Quilters Society Annual Show, the National Quilt Festival, and Quilts Across America. She has taught for guilds throughout the United States as well as in Europe. An active member of the American Quilt Study Group, she has served as president of their board of directors. She is the founding chair of the Missouri State Quilters’ Guild. For more information about Bettina Havig, visit her Web site at http://www.bettinahavig.com/.
“Missouri Heritage Quilts” is free and open to the public, and attendees are invited to bring one or two quilts to the workshop for review and discussion. Those planning to bring quilts should call the Society at (573) 882-7083 before March 1 to reserve space. The State Historical Society of Missouri is located in Ellis Library at the intersection of Hitt Street and Lowry Mall on the University of Missouri campus, with parking available in three nearby garages.
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