Emblem

History of the Quilt

Objectives

Project Description

Evaluations of Accomplishments

Future Plans for the Project

Proposal Letter

Request to Commissioners

Biographies by Homemakers Clubs

Biographies by Friends of the Library

STORY OF THE QUILT SQUARE: EMBLEM AND HISTORY OF THE EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS ASSOCIATION, FOR-HARNETT COUNTY HISTORICAL QUILT; 1989

Emblem

The Emblem. is composed of three concentric circles which typify the home, the state and the nation. The hearth fire in the center symbolizes the home and expresses the spirit of the finer attributes of the home, such as fellowship, hospitality, comfort, peace and protection. The oak leaf symbolizes the strenth of the home; the lamp of knowledge, the Wisdom with which a home and family must be created; the wheat, productivity and richness of family and community life. Around these symbols are the words, "Home, Family, Community", with "Cooperative Extension Service" in the outer circle designating the cooperation of the county, state and nation in the Extension Program.

 

Embroidered by: Jennifer S. Walker,

Home Economics Extension Agent

Quilt Square: Row 7

Number 37

 

HISTORY:

The North Carolina Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs was organized at State College, Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1920. At the State Council meeting held in 1958, this name was changed to North Carolina Organization of Home Demonstration Clubs.

In 1966, these two organizations were merged with the name, The North Carolina Extension Homemakers Association. In 1974, the North Carolina Extension Homemakers Association became incorporated.

Source: The Handbook of the North Carolina Extension Homemakers Association, Inc.