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War and Pieces: Quilts through America's War Years

Presenter: 
Neva Hart
Duration: 
(01:02:37)

On Thursday, August 22, Neva Hart delivered a banner lecture entitled “War and Pieces: Quilts through America’s War Years.”

For soldiers in the field or citizen soldiers who declared the moral equivalent of war, quilts have been used throughout America’s history not only as comfort, but to further “the Cause.” It wasn’t the Boston Tea Party that started the fight! Learn how quilt makers, impacted by textile trade and social trends, were influenced by the Revolutionary War to today’s Middle East conflicts. This illustrated lecture featuring examples as early as the late 1700s, discusses embargoes to the Colonies, development of America's textile manufacturing, the Underground Railroad, Civil War, women and politics, development of the Red Cross, Quilts of Valor, and virtual quilts.

Neva Hart served as president of the Professional Association of Appraisers-Quilted Textiles and as a board member for the Virginia Quilt Museum. Editor and contributor to Quilts of Virginia, 1607–1899 (2006), she writes, lectures, researches and collects antique and art quilts from her home near Roanoke.

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