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Bed Turning

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Local quilt historian, Joan Ruppman, will present this program where she will discuss many of the quilts that have been loaned to the Society for our special quilt exhibit. “Bed turning” started as a social event back in the days of pioneer women. After spending the winter sewing warm, beautiful quilts, a woman would invite other ladies from the community to her home for refreshments and a time to show off all the quilts made over the winter. Because there were no large areas in their cabins to show off the quilts, the host would pile the quilts neatly on top of her bed, stacked on top of each other, and then reveal each quilt one-by-one while talking about each quilt. Joan will re-create this wonderful social experience for our members and friends. Of course, refreshments will be served.


February 16
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Washington Historical Society
128 Washington Square
Washington, IL 61571 United States
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