In the early 20th century, Emporia was home to a group of innovative quilters that included Rose Kretsinger, Charlotte Whitehill, and Hannah Haynes Headlee. Today their quilts are housed in art museums and revered internationally. The presentation will explore Kansas quilts from this time period and the unique collaborations that sparked “the Emporia, Kansas, phenomenon.”
Deborah Divine is a researcher, instructor, and quilting historian from Salina.
“Sharing Patterns, Sharing Lives: Kansas Quilts” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.
Moundridge Public Library 2020