Discover the age old art of hand-quilting at the Homeplace and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, with a Quilting Bee, original quilt displays, and opportunities to learn to hand quilt!
Join us by the quilt frame as we share stories of past quilting bees or pick up a needle and thimble and help us quilt our newest quilt. For decades the Homeplace farm women has reproduced mid-19th century quilts and we will share the basics of hand sewing so you will be able to hand piece and quilt your very own heirloom. You can purchase a Homeplace quilt kit or just have a seat by the quilt for a crash course. We will even teach you how to make a batting for your quilt!
See an exhibit of the Homeplace original quilts, collect copies of 1850 quilt patterns, and children can enjoy working on sewing cards.
If stitching isn’t your cup of tea, gather a team and play a rousing game of horseshoes, visit with the farm animals, or watch the blacksmith turn an iron bar into something useful.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday, April 25
11am - Noon – Come one! Come all! Old vs New Science on the Farm.
1-3 PM – Forging the Past: A Farm Blacksmith Shop
Sunday, April 26
11 am - Noon - Gentle Giant the Oxen
1-3 PM - Hunting and Trapping