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The battle to cover those at war and at home during the "Recent Unpleasantness" was different in northern and southern states. "Who had time to quilt?" you ask. Hospitals, bed rolls, housewife, and shrouds were needed for soldiers. Quilts made with hand-penned sentimental verses covered aching hearts left at home.

Quilt Historian and retired Quilt Appraiser NEVA HART from Roanoke will talk about quilts of the Civil War period & the women who made them. Learn how quilters provisioned soldiers, what was made, and what survived the Civil War as she explains why Scarlett O'Hara and Melanie Wilkes had their hands full!