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Quilts, Coverlets and Comforters Display Planned for the Homeplace

Quilts, Coverlets and Comforters Display Planned for the Homeplace

The Homeplace 1850s at Land Between the Lakes will host a display of quilts, coverlets and comforters September 15 and 16. Photo provided by LBL.

The Homeplace 1850s Farm will feature “Quilts, Coverlets and Comforters: Keeping Warm in the 1850s” on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, 10am-3pm, at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Programs included with general admission; ages 13 and up $5, ages 5-12 $3, and ages 4 and under free.

"We invite everyone to learn how a farm family would have made bed coverings to stay warm in the winter,” says Homeplace Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls. “From quilting bees, weaving looms and knitting needles, farm women made a wide variety of bed coverings with homegrown fibers."

Treasured 1850 era and reproduced quilts and coverlets will be on display. Children can learn to weave a 'paper' blanket and the whole family can explore the fifteen historic buildings and meet the heritage breed farm animals.

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes is a membership organization and provides interpretive services at the 1850s Homeplace, Woodlands Nature Station, the Elk and Bison Prairie and the Golden Pond Visitor Center. For more information on membership, volunteer opportunities or sponsorship, contact Jennifer Wheatley at jwheatley@friendsoflbl.org or 270.924.2014.

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