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Lifelong University: Quilting: Linking the Local and the Global

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

In the last 30 years, quilting has become a multi-billion dollar global industry. Approximately 99 percent of quilters are women, and the majority of these women begin to quilt at middle age and older as a creative leisure activity. As practiced today, quilting can cause tension in the home. What?! How can "quilting," a quaint and somewhat old-fashioned activity, be upsetting and controversial? Marybeth C. Stalp, a quilter herself, researches American quilters intensively and authored the best-selling book, "Quilting: The Fabric of Everyday Life." She will cover quilting history, how American women practice quilting, recent global trends and the importance of creativity and leisure through the life course. Stalp will also highlight the positive economic impact quilting has had on Iowa, and the necessity of investigating women's creative interests both locally and globally. Instructor: Marybeth C. Stalp, associate professor, sociology. Fee: $30

Location: 
Conference Room, University Book & Supply
Contact Information
Name: 
Lindsay Cunningham
Phone: 
3192732761
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