In 1933, in the middle of the Great Depression, Sears Roebuck launched a nationwide quilt contest. The winning quilts would hang at the Chicago Worlds Fair and the top prize was $1,000. Over 27,000 quilts were entered and were designed and made by the quilter. All except the top winner. How did this happen? And, what happened to the winning quilt? Come see these beautiful quilts and learn how this fraud transpired.
Pattie Klimek is not a quilt historian but loves quilts from the 1920’s and 30’s. Based in San Francisco, she is one of the few Traditional hand piecers and hand quilters in a sea of Art and Contemporary quilters located in the Bay Area. She found some like minded quilters amongst the Dorcas Hand Quilters of San Francisco. She blesses these ladies everyday for teaching her these time honored skills and is now traveling around the Bay Area lecturing and teaching so quilters can rediscover the joys of handwork
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