Quilting Your Family History

Program Type:

Genealogy, Older Adults



Program Description

Event Details

You don’t have to be a quilter to enjoy Kathy Emmel’s presentation about “Quilting Your Family History” on Saturday, Feb. 20. Kathy will share 16 quilts -15 which she has made over the past 25 years, as well as an antique quilt - that showcase people, events, and places. After presenting the first 11 of the quilts, she will delve more deeply into the stories and history of people and events in the remaining five quilts by sharing her sources, documents and research techniques. The quilts include the stories of a great-great-grandfather who was a Confederate soldier in Virginia, and of another great-great-grandfather in Missouri who supported causes to raise money for the Union army. One quilt tells of a family tragedy that occurred in the 1929 in Westchester County, New York. A fourth quilt about her husband’s family tells the story of German-Lutheran immigrants who settled in southern Minnesota. The sixth and final quilt was a wonderful find from an antique store. Through researching the names on this quilt from Iowa, Kathy was able to create a six-generation family tree chart. In addition, Kathy will share some of the techniques she employed in the making of the quilts.

Please register here for this class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

All virtual programs have automated voice to text captioning available. If the program you are attending is hosted with Google Meet, view these instructions. To request a sign language interpreter or live captions for a program hosted on Zoom or in person, contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or 720-913-8487, with a three (3) business-day notice. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

Need help getting set up for your meeting?