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This wall-hanging quilt was donated from the Ripon Public Library to our Ripon Historical Society Archives yesterday. It represents the artistic scenery of Ripon's South Woods Nature Preserve and has the signatures of the quilters who contributed to its creation.
Does anyone know the story behind this wall-hanging quilt - who created the original artwork or design, what year was it completed, and when was it presented to the library? We would love to hear the quilt's provenance to add to our archives along with this beautiful artifact.
Karen Stellmacher was my mom, she loved quilting, sewing and crocheting! I had no knowledge of this quilt, and sadly she passed 2 years ago! Hope you find more information on this would love to hear the background on this quilt!
Cindy Ebert might know.
Jean Zimmerman What do you know about this quilt?
Half the people who worked on it are no longer with us anymore. I will see what I can dig up. Might take awhile.
This quilt was donated from the Ripon Public Library to the Ripon Historical Society archives yesterday and is in beautiful condition. The quilt's signature is stitched on one corner and reads "Ripon Womans Club", and on the opposite corner stitched initials "JVC."
Does anyone know the story behind the quilt? Who made this, what year was it completed, when was it presented to the library, what does JVC stand for, and anything else you feel is most relevant? We would love to hear the quilt's provenance to curate along with this artifact.
Congratulations Kurt Dietrich, Ripon College Professor Emeritus of Music, for the Wisconsin Magazine of History Fall 2023 Cover Story excerpt about his new book "Never Givin' Up" The Life and Music of Al Jarreau. Published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, in addition, Dietrich is the author of many articles and three books about Jazz - he is also a frequent lecturer and guest speaker. ... See MoreSee Less