Quilt guild meets Aug. 1

The Hi Desert Quilt Guild will host guest presenter Halvorson at its Thursday, Aug. 1, meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic USO Building.

Halvorson, a quilter and Civil War historian, will show “Underground Railroad Quilts of the Civil War.”

Her program will be delivered in costume and will include historical quilt blocks and quilts.

Her California roots include being raised in Johannesburg for her first 10 years before moving to Cantil, Ridgecrest, Tulare and eventually Bakersfield.

The public is invited to attend. Admission is free to members, and $5 to nonmembers. Cost of an annual membership is $25.

Story First Published: 2019-07-26