12th Annual Labor Day Weekend Quilt Display and Barn Dance
Dates: September 2, 2017 - September 4, 2017
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Location: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Address: 2480 B Kansas Hwy 177, Strong City, KS 66869
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Visit Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve over the Labor Day Weekend and help celebrate the 12th anniversary of the annual Prairie Quilt Display. View a wide selection of quilts on display in the historic limestone barn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th and vote for your favorite quilt. On Monday, September 4th at 1 p.m., the winner will be announced. Quilting demonstrations will be available on Saturday and visitors will have the opportunity to learn from National Park Service rangers and local experts about the origins of quilting, traditional designs, and modern techniques. Quilting bees were a way for women of the community to come together to complete a task, but also to catch up on the latest news. Visitor participation on the community quilt is highly encouraged as living history interpreters “spin yarns”, play historic music, and demonstrate the process of spinning wool into yarn. On Saturday, “swing your partners” among the beautiful quilts at a good old-fashioned barn dance from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the historic 1882 limestone barn. Live music will be performed and a dance caller will instruct participants in the proper movements of square dancing. Dancing was a common historic past time and the barn was the perfect venue. Free lemonade and cold water will be provided. To continue your love of quilts, be sure to grab a brochure on the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail or visit this link http://ksflinthillsquilttrail.blogspot.com to learn more. Seven quilt trail stops are located in Chase County http://www.nps.gov/tapr/Kansas-Flint-Hills-Quilt-Trail.htm and more throughout the Flint Hills. You may also go to the preserve’s website at www.nps.gov/tapr/Kansas-Flint-Hills-Quilt-Trail.htm to learn about the Windmill design depicting the historic double-header windmill that once stood on the Spring Hill Ranch barn at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Come join the fun and learn about the past. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you - both in personal connections and memorable experiences. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is located two miles north of Strong City on Kansas State Highway 177 (the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway) and is a unique public/private partnership between the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. For more information, visit the preserve’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NPS.TallgrassPrairie , website at www.nps.gov/tapr, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the preserve at (620) 273-8494.