Winnebago Quilts: Honor and Celebration
From the Heart
Another quilter, Sharon Redhorn, learned quilting from her grandmother, Imogene Redhorn. “She gave me a practice piece in an embroidery hoop when I was ten or eleven,” she remembers. “She’d get pieces from old clothing. She was thrifty. She didn’t like to throw anything away.” Redhorn treasures three fragile quilts made by her grandmother. “She liked quilts because they were useful, and more than that, they came from the maker’s heart.”
Traditional ribbonwork appliqué highlights the skirt and purse of Savannah Chamberlain’s dance regalia sewn by her mother, Sharon Redhorn. Photo courtesy of Don Doll, S.J., Creighton University.