Hoover Takes the Quilt

Sarah Uthoff in costume as Laura Ingalls Wilder
Sarah and the display she helped curate as part of the Hoover Christmas Tree exhibit.

This year the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is adding a special feature to its annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Remembered event Labor Day weekend. This year they’re going to sew a quilt and they want YOUR help!

Quilt Square and Fair

The Hoover Presidential Library is asking Laura groups and individual fans to create quilt squares that they will put together during a quilting bee the day of the Laura Ingalls Wilder event. They want each square done in a version of the Bear’s Paw they have selected. Contact them and get sent a piece of the fabric to use that will help visually tie the finished quilt together as a whole.

You may add your signature to the block – the only restriction is that it can’t have advertising or anything political.
Other than the focal point fabric they are leaving the fabric choice up to you!

Hoover Quilt Press Release

The Hoover Museum is collecting 12-inch Bear Paw quilt blocks for our quilting bee. We are seeking persons interested in donating a block or multiple blocks to us by August 13, 2019. We will have the blocks assembled into a quilt top by the Cotton Creek Mill Quilt Shop in West Branch, Iowa. We will have the quilt top available for an old-fashioned Quilting Bee on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

The Quilting Bee will be followed by a program about Laura Ingalls Wilder presented by Sarah S. Uthoff at 2pm in the auditorium.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact the Hoover Museum for a “focal piece of fabric” to be incorporated into your block. We can be reached by phone, 319-643-5301 (ask for Janlyn or Spencer), or by e-mail hoover.library@nara.gov. The fabric can be mailed to you.

Finished blocks should be returned to:

Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum
P.O. Box 488
West Branch IA 52358

Quilting Bee

Hopefully they’ll have enough for a lovely quilting bee. They’re not sure what they’ll do with the finished quilt(s). I think they’d be interested in your thoughts.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one  yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on  Facebook ,  TwitterLinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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