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History museum program: ‘Quietly Quilting Through American History’

The Polk County History Museum will present its monthly program on Oct. 3 at 2:30 p.m.

The program, ‘Quietly Quilting Through American History,’ will be moderated by quilter Phyliss Martin of Green Creek, and will explore the origins and history of quilting through American history, its important role since colonial and pioneer life, patterns, quilting frames, the importance of quilting during the Civil War and emancipation, how quilted clothing came in style and the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

Different aspects will be discussed and local quilt makers are asked to bring along their quilts for display. Please come early to set up your quilt. The public is invited. Admission is free.

The history museum is located at 60 Walker St. in Columbus in the basement of the Fagan Building in Columbus. Call 828-894-3351 for more information.

– submitted by James Metcalf