Bonesteel to present quilting retrospective at Landrum Library

Published 3:07 pm Monday, September 13, 2010

Noted quilter Georgia Bonesteel of Flat Rock, N.C., will present a quilting retrospective on September 21 at the Landrum Library.

The 6:30 p.m. program is open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Landrum Library and the Landrum Quilters.

Credited with fueling a revival of quilting in the seventies, this internationally-recognized quilter will share stories of her quilting journey and examples of her continuing quilt artistry.

As creator and host of Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel, produced by North Carolina Public Television, she has inspired quilters throughout the country. The series is still running on PBS. In 2005 she partnered with her son Paul to produce the documentary The Great American Quilt Revival which featured well-known quilters, historians and collectors discussing their art and role in the revolution of modern quilting.

A longtime seamstress, Bonesteel graduated from Northwestern University with a home economics and merchandising degree. When a move took the Bonesteel family to New Orleans, she began a small business, Cajun Quilters, making one-of-a-kind quilted patchwork evening bags. A subsequent move to North Carolina in 1972 and Bonesteels renewed interest in quilting has led to an illustrious career in teaching, writing and promoting quilting.

In the late seventies, Bonesteel taught quilting lessons to a group of interested women at the old Landrum Library. She and former Landrum librarian Ruth Farrar are credited with founding the Landrum Library Quilt Club in 1980. Now known as the Landrum Quilters, the club is celebrating its 30th year with more than 140 members.

For more information, visit www.georgiabonesteel.com and www.landrumquilters.com.