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Release Date: 03/14/11
Contacts: Lesley Collins    

Trails Center presents program, "A Stitch in Time: The History of Quilting;"
Historian offers clinics on the care and restoration of antique quilts

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) will present a program entitled, “A Stitch in Time: The History of Quilting.”

The program, free and open to the public, is scheduled for March 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. The presenter is Leoda Cain, a quilt historian and resident of Glenrock, Wyo.

Cain will discuss over 200 years of quilting history in the United States. She has presented quilting programs throughout the West.

Also on March 26, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., and from 2 to 4 p.m., local residents are encouraged to bring their quilts to the Trails Center for free quilt clinics. Cain will provide approximate dates for when the quilts were created, along with information about the fabrics. She will also provide suggestions on how to clean and repair quilts.

“These clinics offer an excellent opportunity for participants to connect with their own family histories,” said Alex Rose, an interpreter at the Trails Center. “Quilts are often treasured items, and we encourage folks to dig into their trunks and closets, bring them to the Trails Center, and learn more about them.”

For more information, contact Alex Rose at (307) 261-7700.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on winter hours, and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30. p.m.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 03-14-2011