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"Feed Sacks: A Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric"

Feed Sack Program

Linzee Kull McCray will be speaking about "Feed Sacks: A Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric" on Monday, September 10th at 6:30 pm. The program will be held at Quilted Treasures & Retreat (across the road from Eddyville Raceway).

Author bio: Linzee Kull McCray is a writer and editor with a focus on textile, craft and art. She is the author of Art Quilts of the Midwest (University of Iowa Press, 2015) and writes profiles and features for magazines and blogs, including American Patchwork and Quilting, UPPERCASE, Modern Patchwork and many others. She grew up in California and now resides in Iowa, where she spent more than a decade as a writer and editor for the University of Iowa.

Linzee's books, "Feed Sacks: A Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric" provide a lavishly illustrated history of the ways resourceful women used and re-used cotton sacks and how that reuse shaped manufacturers’ production and marketing. Stories drawn from personal interviews, period newspapers, research collections, and feed sack collectors bring to life the times in which cloth bags were seen as nearly as valuable as the feed, seed, flour and fertilizer they contained; the intended audience is those with an interest in textiles, fashion, quilts, DIY, women’s history, sustainability and recycling.

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