Interested in learning the history behind older quilts and their patterns?
Quilter and quilt shop owner Chris Campbell is scheduled to discuss vintage quilts and the stories and histories behind them in the program “If Only These Vintage Quilts Could Talk,” according to a Franklin County Historical Society news release. The event is set for 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at Neosho County Community College, 900 E. Logan St., Ottawa.
Chris Campbell, owner of Chris’ Corner Quilt Shop, 3593 US 59, Ottawa, has been a quilter for nearly 40 years, where she has gathered a collection of quilts each with its own story, the release said. Her quilts have been featured in Miniature Quilts, Quilt Pink and Quilters Newsletter, the release said.
The free event is a part of the Old Depot Museum’s newest exhibit, “Around The Block: Traditional Patterns in the Quilts of Vera Anderson,” which explores traditional quilt patterns through the work of Franklin County resident Anderson, the release said. The museum, 135 W. Tecumseh St., Ottawa, plans to offer free admission 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21, allowing guests to view the exhibit before the program.
For more information, call the museum at (785) 242-1250.