STORY OF THE QUILT SQUARE: EMBLEM AND HISTORY OF THE EXTENSION
HOMEMAKERS ASSOCIATION, FOR-HARNETT COUNTY HISTORICAL QUILT; 1989
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.
by: Jennifer S. Walker,
Economics Extension Agent
Square: Row 7
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.
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.
The Handbook of the North Carolina Extension Homemakers Association,