People & Places Sunday, May 6
Red, White and Green All Over
Traditions & Variations of 19th Century Appliqué
Wednesday, May 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St.
A free public lecture about the history of appliqué quilts.
Vastly popular between the years of 1840 to 1870, red and green appliqué quilts coincided with the textile fruits of the American Industrial Revolution- plentiful and affordable cotton fabrics in solids and calicoes. A new middle class was emerging, whose women could now purchase fabric for dressmaking and quilting.
The speaker, Holly Zemke, has an MA in Textile History, focusing on quilt studies. She will share her passion for this remarkable quilt genre, and the surprises she found in the people who expertly made them.
KHA invites you to An Evening With Dr. Gary Freeze
KANNAPOLIS — “Whence and Whyeth the Piedmont: Inventing our Region” by Dr. Gary Freeze, professor of history and American cultural studies at Catawba College. Dr. Freeze, who recently received Professor of the Year award at Catawba College, will present results of his research on how and when the Piedmont Region came about and discuss what geographical areas make up the Piedmont.
Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 East First St. Call Phil Goodman at 704-796-0803 for details.