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LBL Homeplace 1850s Quilting Bee

Educational Opportunity
Historic quilts take center stage at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Museum during the Spring Quilting Bee.

Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, 4512 The Trace, Dover, TN 37058, USA, inside Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Discover the age old art of hand quilting this weekend at the Homeplace 1850s Quilting Bee, original quilt displayed, and opportunities to learn to hand quilt.

Not just a hobby in the 1850s, handmade quilts offered layers of warmth on a cold winter’s night. Join us by the quilt frame as we share stories of past quilting bees or pick up a needle and thimble and help us quilt our newest quilt.

For decades the Homeplace farm women has reproduced mid-19th century quilts and we will share the basics of hand sewing so you will be able to hand piece and quilt your very own heirloom. You can purchase a Homeplace quilt kit or just have a seat by the quilt for a crash course. We will even teach you how to make a batting for your quilt!

Visit the parlor to see an exhibit of the Homeplace collection of original land between the rivers quilts. Popular 1850 quilt patterns will be available for you to take home. Children’s sewing cards will be available to learn and practice their stitches. If stitching isn’t your cup of tea, gather a team and play a rousing game of horseshoes, visit with the farm animals, or watch the blacksmith turn an iron bar into something useful.

Appropriate Ages

All are welcome. Smaller children might enjoy other activities on the farm.

Dates and Times

Sat, April 25, 11am – 3pm

How to Participate

The Quiliting Bee is included in the admission price,

Ages 13 and up, $5
Ages 5-12, $3
Ages 4 and under, Free