The Dysart Historical Society held an event all about quilting on Sunday, September 30th. It was a successful multi-part event that drew about 50 people to the Dysart Historical Center.
One part of the event was a quilt show, held in the Dysart Historical Museum, which featured a number of quilts from various quilters and time periods. Quilts in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles filled the museum. Information regarding each quilt was displayed alongside the quilts.
Katie Heaford, of Dysart, held a presentation in the Agricultural Museum about barn quilts. Heaford was inspired to paint barn quilts after seeing the painted barn quilts by Doris Knupp, of Dysart, and after forming an appreciation for the work of other artists' barn quilts that she has seen in her travels. Heaford charts quilt patterns onto graph paper and then transfers them to a board. Heaford also provided a brief history of barn quilts.
Above, Katie Heaford, of Dysart, displays a barn quilt that she painted. Below, some of the quilts on display at the Dysart Historical Museum during the quilt show on September 30. At left, a woman views the display.
The event marked the last museum program for the season. The Dysart Historical Society hopes to host a special program on the last Sunday of each month, starting in April and running through September of 2013.