WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Great Plains Art Collection, 1155 Q Street, Hewit Place
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 30, 2003 - "The Amish and Their Quilts" will the topic of the next Paul A. Olson Seminar in Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Sara Miller of Kalona, Iowa, will present the seminar from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Great Plains Art Collection Gallery, 1155 Q St. Her seminar and a 3 p.m. reception at the gallery are free and open to the public.
The youngest of six children, Miller was raised in an Amish household. She began collecting quilts in the 1980s and ultimately found her niche in the smallest of Amish quilts, those made for infants and children.
While assembling her crib quilt collection, she was the proprietor of a successful fabric and quilt shop in Kalona. Since her retirement in 2001, she often lectures about how the quilts reflect her life and the quilting habits of the women who surrounded her during her childhood.
In 2000, the bulk of her collection became part of the permanent collection of the International Quilt Study Center at UNL. Her lecture is co-sponsored by the International Quilt Study Center and UNL's Center for Great Plains Studies.
CONTACT: Kim Weide, Great Plains Studies, (402) 472-3964
Posted by Tom Simons, Office of University Communications
Phone: (402) 472-8514, Fax: (402) 472-7825