Quilting has a rich history in Kansas

Quilts have come a long way since what they were 100 years ago, quilting and sewing enthusiast Vevia Beaulieu said in a session of the history of quilting at the Clay County Museum Tuesday night.

Women in both the past and the present sewed and made quilts because “we all want to create,” Beaulieu said in opening the talk on quilts from the 1910 to the 1960s. She said saying that women quilt because they need to is an old wive’s tales.

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