Linn Acree's Quilt Exhibit

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Come visit the gorgeous hand-made quilts on display in the meeting room in September! Linn Acree started quilting in 1973 when she was given quilt tops that her grandmother had pieced in the 1920s and 1930s. She knew how to sew, but it was a Home Demonstration Club in the Concord area that taught her how to quilt. Many years later, her church had a quilting group where they also quilted by hand. Since that time, Linn has pieced at least 8 bed quilts, 30 wall hangings/crib quilts, and several small decorative items. She now sends the larger items to a machine-quilter. Traditional patterns using scrap fabrics are favorites, and her sewing machine is a 50-year-old Kenmore. Observing the landscape from the back of a motorcycle spurred Linn’s interest in farm buildings, mainly barns. It became a challenge to take a good picture while vibrating at 60 miles per hour. In 2003, a new movement was developed to decorate barns with barn quilts, and Linn’s hobbies of photography and quilting came together.


For ADA accommodations, call (865) 215-8703 or send request to 72 hours in advance of program.