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“They Made it Through, 1910-1945,” Lecture by Arlene Arnold
November 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
This program has been rescheduled and is back on the calendar!
Arlene Arnold’s Heritage Oaks Quilts was born from a love of history, art and fabric. Arlene wanted to meld these interests.
At the Templeton Outdoor Quilt Show several years ago, Arlene purchased her first vintage quilt, a full sized 1930’s Grandma’s Flower Garden made with fussy cut miniature blocks. She heard the owner saying that his wife had better be checking their bids on eBay for more quilts. Hmmmm, eBay, Arlene thought.
Later that year when her vacation plans fell apart, Arlene decided to use the time and money to “vacation” for quilts on line. That’s when she bid on, and won her first antique quilt, an 1830 Puss in the Corner from Virginia. In two weeks, Arlene was able to get a very good start on her collection and had the local postal employees wondering what she was doing receiving all those packages. One day they called and suggested she should come to town, bring the pick-up, and pull around to the back loading dock, as there were so many packages for her!
Arlene’s first exposure to showing her antique quilts was a Civil War reenactment held in her hometown of Colusa. She did a bed turning of 30 quilts for 900 school children the first day, and the following two days were spent showing the quilts to the public along with watching the battles fought not 50 feet from her tent.
Now retired from administrative work, Arlene is able to concentrate on bringing her antique quilts to guilds and public performances. She also teaches workshops using patterns made from her antique quilts.
When not looking for the next perfect antique quilt purchase, Arlene can be found farming her walnut orchard and raising her beloved English Springer Spaniels.
Please note that this will be a “hybrid” meeting. We will meet in person and on Zoom.