But for Winkles, the workshop wasn’t just about quilting and weaving. It was about the fellowship of kindred people making art.
“I could come here and not make any money and still have a great time all day, just because the women here are amazing,” she said. “Everyone has their own different genre they work in, and it’s just great.”
In the end, Lingren said the real appeal of turning fabrics, woolens, yarn and threads into beautiful things is simple: It’s fun.
“It’s a lot of fun because you can’t make a mistake, and it keeps your fingers out of the cookie jobs,” she said with a laugh. “It’s creative, it’s art, and when you get done you have something to look at that you made. It’s satisfying.”
Participants paid $10 to attend the workshop, and all the money went to the Howard County Historical Society.
Carson Gerber is a Kokomo Tribune reporter. He may be reached at 765-854-6739, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.