Central Texas women work to preserve the history of quilting

Posted at 9:08 AM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 10:36:52-05

It's a pastime that's been going on for centuries. A local group called the Waco Homespun Quilters' Guild is doing its best to preserve the history of quilting.

"I wake up every morning thinking what I get to do today and I get emotional about this," Rita Schormann, a woman involved in the group, said.

The organization has been around Central Texas for 27 years. It's brought them friends who are more like family.

"It's just awesome," Schormann said.

"They didn't waste any fabric. They quilted anything and everything they possibly had," Karen Curlee, President of the Waco Homespun Quilters' Guild, said.

Tina Dekle and Angela Ragan are also part of the guild. In addition, Ragan owns Tomorrow's Quilts in Waco.

All in the group come from families that have been quilting for generations.

"I have quilters all the way back to my great grandmothers and I love that," Dekle said. "I love that I'm keeping a tradition that they started."

Their hope now is to educate others on this creative outlet.

"It's like opening a box of Crayolas and being able to pick and choose from what you love about that box of Crayolas and then creating something," Ragan said.

"I think that's the best part," Dekle said. "I love bringing joy to people and that is what you do when you give a quilt."

If you're interested in getting involved, the group meets every third Monday of the month. For more information about the Waco Homespun Quilters' Guild, check out the website.

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