The Flo & Edna exhibit features the majority of quilts made individually by Flo and Edna, and a pair of quilts they made together. Some collection quilts were fashioned from applique kits, while others are patchwork/pieced designs in fabrics of their choosing. Some were quilted by Edna, some were quilted by church group quilters, but all were hand quilted. Some are in excellent condition, others are tattered treasures, and many have been loved to death. Applique or patchwork, perfect or in shreds, the quilts of this private collection showcase a love of needlework over a period of two concurrent lifetimes.
The Flo & Edna exhibit is the first time these family quilts have been assembled and shared with the public. There will be approximately 35 quilts on display as well as quilting & sewing memorabilia of the quilters. Quilts are on loan from Judy George and Sally McWilliams of Madison, Indiana and their families. Follow the progress of the exhibit on Sally McWilliams' blog, Sally's View.
In edition to this exhibit, the Jefferson County Historical Society will hold their 28th biennial spring garden tour, Madison in Bloom, on May 11-12 & 18-19, 2019. The tour features 7 private gardens in Madison's National Historic Landmark District. For tour information visit www.MadisoninBloom.com.