I’m putting together a quilt show that will be open to the public at the Millfest Festival in Lindsborg, Kansas, from May 3-5, 2013.
School groups from around the area come in on Friday to have some hands-on learning about pioneer history.
Later on Friday afternoon, MaryJane’s Sisterhood
“Farmgirls on the Loose” groups are coming in with their vintage campers (they call it “glamping”) to enjoy the weekend festival and a special program on these antique quilts.
If you’d like to enjoy this special weekend in May (or any other time), please visit Lindsborg
, known as Little Sweden USA.
Here’s a few quilts made by my grandmother, Irene Pieratt Akers that will be on show, besides those made by my great grandmother Kizzie.
Kizzie had eight children and a farm to run, so her life was different than her daughter’s. Irene had three children and was a housewife with more time on her hands. Irene’s quilts are more stylish with the patterns of the times (1920-1940s) and had much more detailed work.
Pictured with this post are Irene’s Ozark Star quilt, and my favorite—the pink Fan quilt.