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Lutes' Quilts
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Length: 17:20

Deborah Whitlach joins Carl Lutes for a tour of the beautiful quilts created by his late mother, Bessie Lutes, which were on display at the SIUC University Museum's Mitchell Gallery from August 19 to October 19, 2008. Lutes, one of three generations of Salukis in his family, discusses the artistry of his mother, who graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1910. Lutes points out the various pieced and embroidered works his mother crafted at the turn of the 20th century, as well as several quilts made by his grandmother 120 years ago. He also discusses the booklet he created to catalog his family's quilting history. The exhibit coincided with a homecoming for the Lutes family on the 25th anniversary of Bessie Lutes' death.

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Link To video segment: Episode: 350