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Lensch, Amanda. "Crusading Quilts: Social Reform and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union." Master's Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013.


EXHIBITION PROJECT Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts, Major: Textiles, Merchandising, & Fashion Design, Under the Supervision of Professor Patricia Crews. Lincoln, NE: July 1, 2013

Copyright (c) 2013 Amanda Lensch


Crusading Quilts: Social Reform and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) is an online exhibition about quilts related to the WCTU. This paper is the research behind the exhibition. The goal was to identify quilts connected to the WCTU and identify how they fit into the larger quilting for a cause phenomenon. Ultimately WCTU quilts represented a way for women to communicate their ideas as well as a way to create a community.

Advisor: Patricia Crews