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A step back in time with clothing, quilts PDF Print E-mail
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican

    About 30 persons enjoyed an afternoon of reminiscing Saturday, as Cherish the Past and Celebrate the Future, a centennial style show, was held at Chase County Schools.
    CCS Family & Consumer Sciences students, the Crazy Quilt Guild of Imperial and Mid-Plains Community College sponsored the afternoon, which featured a style show of clothing worn over the past 100 years.
    Domestic Science, Home Economics and now Family and Consumer Science classes first were offered in schools in 1909.
    Narrator Naomi Warner of Omaha, a teacher at Papillion-LaVista South High School, told those attending that the classes have promoted many issues over the years.
    Those include sanitation, diet, women’s voting rights, women’s equality, parenting, food preservation, design, labor-saving devices, day care, and balancing family and work.
    Those present were also able to see how quilting has changed over those 100 years. Crazy Quilt Guild members displayed many examples of early, as well as new, quilting.
    Cathy Hanna’s foods classes prepared six “mini-bite” desserts for consumption following the style show.