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Kyra Hicks "The Roosevelt Postage Stamp Quilt"

The Christopher C. Grandle Lecture Series presents
Kyra HicksFranklin Roosevelt's Postage Stamp Quilt

Saturday, March 12
St. Stephen's Church
358 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

BOOK SIGNING at Museum to follow
$15 member / $20 non-member
(Price includes Museum Admission)

Buy tickets online below using PayPal, or mail a check by March 8 to the Museum at: 
301 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Please include "Kyra Hicks" in the note line and be sure to include the names of all ticket holders.

Kyra Hicks Lecture & Booksigning: Includes Museum Admission

A Saturday morning search of African American newspapers from the 1930s uncovered a startling headline: "President Roosevelt Gets Present of Novel Quilt Designed By Indiana Woman."

Who was this Hoosier quiltmaker? What inspired her to gift the President of the United States with a quilt? What was so "novel" about the bed covering that Black newspapers across the country carried its story? Where is the celebrated quilt today?

Come get answers to these questions and more in this lecture by quilter, historian, and author of  Franklin Roosevelt's Postage Stamp Quilt, Kyra Hicks. 

Learn more about Kyra and her research on her website - 

PLUS! Make March 12th a Bedcover Celebration Day!
The Heritage Museum in neighboring Dayton also presents:

Kathleen Wilson
 “Appalachian Coverlets: Heirlooms for the Next Generation”
382 High St, Dayton, VA 22821

Suggested Itinerary:
1) visit Dayton for Kathleen's lecture and a viewing of the "Colorful and Cozy Coverlets" exhibit
2) enjoy lunch in Dayton or Harrisonburg
3 join us at the VQM for Kyra's presentation