Saturday, August 09, 2014

The Bee's Knees: Exploring the 1920s

Introducing Grandma's newest in-store Quilt Club, The Bee's Knees: Exploring the 1920s. Led by Grandma Rachel, this club meets once per month. 

Regardless of who you were or where you lived, the world was turning upside down in the 1920s. A generation of men had been lost during World War I. It was an age of change with a new obsession for glamour, music, movie stars, shopping and sports history. The story for our quilt club revolves around Betty and her love of the movies and all things "new" during this time period.

Betty, fresh off the farm, moves to New York City to live with her brother who just got back from the Great War. She takes a job as a ticket girl at the Bijou Theatre where she soon discovers the allure of the movies. Influenced by her brother's wounded spirit and desire to forget the War, Betty soon discovers the world of Jazz; glamorous fashions, seductive movies, notorious speakeasies, and dangerous gangsters. Betty's life is about to change dramatically. Can the farm girl truly adapt to the dazzling lights of the city, or will it's tantalizing lifestyle sweet her into a world of danger and easy virtue?

Each month during the Quilt Club we'll follow Betty as she makes her way through the 1920s. Classes begin September 4-6, 2014. Club members will learn about the 1920s from an historic viewpoint, plus socialize with friends, share stories and collect quilt blocks to make a commemorative quilt. Packed with history, adventure and optimism, you  won't want to miss this exciting new series.

Quilt Block Kits are available in four color schemes: American Made Brand, 1920s/30s, 19th Century Reproductions and Splash Brights. Class participation is $10 per month per colorway. There is a $10 membership fee which helps offset the cost of class materials.

Grandma's Quilt Clubs are like no others that we know about. They are a fun way to learn about history that affects women today and new products. There are door prize drawings, an opportunity to be with friends, and quilt blocks to collect.

Dates of the club are:  September 4/5/6; October 2/3/4; November 6/7/8; December 4/5/6; January 8/9/10; February 5/6/7; March 5/6/7; April 2/3/4; May 7/8/9; June 4/5/6; July 9/10/11; and August 6/7/8.

You can register for this class online by clicking here.