Friday, April 10, 2015

Carol Vickers To Present Quilting Program April 17 At Library

Carol Vickers has been a quilter throughout her adult life. She has always maintained an interest in the history of quilts and quilters. In recent years, she has expanded her interest to include vintage linens.

In 1984, Carol and her mother were invited by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to represent the state’s quilters in the Mississippi Pavilion at the New Orleans World’s Fair. The two of them quilted and discussed quilting with Fair visitors from all over the world.

In 1994, Carol was appointed Chairman of the Mississippi Heritage Qult Project, which documented more than 1,600 quilts made prior to 1945. The project resulted in the publication of three books: Mississippi Quilts, Threading The Generations, and Martha Skelton Master Quilter. Carol co-authored Threading The Generations and wrote the introduction to Mississippi Quilts. She is also the author of The Llama’s Pajamas, a book about quilts for children.

Carol is a graduate of Noxapater, MS High School and East Central Community College. She holds a Masters Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and taught 32 years in the public schools of Newton County and at East Central Community College. She and her husband Ovid are the parents of three grown children, who are involved in the field of education. Carol, a native of Neshoba County, and her husband reside in Decatur, MS where she continues to quilt and research the history of quilts and quilting.

Carol will present a quilting program at the Winston County Library on Friday, April 17th from 12:00 - 1:00.