Harriet Beecher Stowe

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I (Crystal) have been studying Harriet Beecher Stowe since 2002. I found her story to be totally fascinating. I decided to create a redwork embroidered quilt depicting her life. I made this quilt partly to commemorate the Ohio Bicentennial in 2003. More recently I developed a program, and made the Civil War costume (seen pictured below), which I wear when I give my program. The program that lasts about an hour and includes facts about her life, her family, and places she lived. I also will discuss her novels and literary works of non-fiction, along with some interesting and little known facts about the tumultuous times in which she lived.

The first part of the program is a monologue from a friend of Harriet’s named Georgiana.  Then I talk about Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life as depicted on the blocks on the quilt.

At the end of the program you will have a chance to ask questions and see the quilt close up. In addition, on display you we see my hand sewn doll, dressed in a Civil War style costume, and two quilts made from some fabric from the Civil War, purchased at auction.

If you belong to a group that would want me to give my program and are within driving distance of Coshocton, Ohio, please contact me at meinsteinrc@frontier.com.   I can then send you the details and costs. The photographs are from the program I did at the Coshocton Public Library.  Over 50 people attended and it was very well received.


3 comments on “Harriet Beecher Stowe

  1. I am so proud of you mom! I love the dress and you look amazing! I know how hard you’ve worked on this project for years and I’m so glad to see that it has all paid off. I wish I could’ve been there and I look forward to seeing you do this presentation sometime soon. I am just so very proud of you. I am so lucky to have you as a mother and I don’t tell you that enough. You’re constant positive attitude is something I know I can always count on. I know when I need someone to make me feel better I can count on you to bring me up. Thank you for not allowing the world and all of evil and negativity bring you down. I know how hard it is to have physical ailments and I know how easy it is to just give in and let it defeat you. I don’t know how you overcome the negative all the time. I am so inspired by you. I am so ecstatic that you have finally been able to tell the world about Harriet Beecher Stowe. I love you so much! I just had to share this with you.

  2. Hi,

    I heard you on the NAMW call today and wanted to check out your site. I can see you’ve put so much love and hard work into it! Love the way you share your family and projects!

    Do you have a newsletter sign up?

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Colleen, Thank you for your compliments. We are going to set up a newsletter soon. We have been working on the memoir for a long time and writing the blog too. Hopefully, we will be getting it published this year or next year. NAMW is a great organization and has been very helpful to us. The coaching sessions are very encouraging. Good luck with your project. Crystal Meinstein

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