Quilts lecture has everything covered

February 23, 2014 by  

Quilts that Connect with Genealogy is an upcoming lecture about how quilts tell the history of many areas by depicting life as it was during a specific time period, or as lived by a group of people prevalent during that point in history. Poster printing and flyer printing were most likely used to share information about this lecture with people in this community.

Recently, the Jacksonville Museum Quilters made a gift of several quilts to the Board of the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS) and although the majority of people may have a hard time believing that quilting and genealogy has a connection, they will find stories about history within the quilts.

Each of these quilts depicts a group of people or an event that was happening from the early Jackson County history. Victoria, who created a quilt called ‘Chinese of the Rogue Valley’ which depicts how the Chinese came to the valley searching for gold, as miners, and stayed on as railroad construction works, while continuing to live in the valley long after the railroad was finished.

Admission to this event is free and everyone is welcome. The lecture will be happening on Tuesday, February 25, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Jackson County Genealogy Library located at 3405 South Pacific Highway in Medford, Oregon. To learn more or to sign up, please visit the Jackson County Genealogy Library website or call 541-512-2340.