Bed coverlets cover history, too, say pair

Weavers start 2-year study

Posted: December 25, 2012 at 2:32 a.m.

Carolyn Reno (left), collections manager with Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, and Marty Benson, a member of the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild, look over coverlet drafts Dec. 18 at the Springdale museum. Benson and fellow guild member Laura Redford are researching 26 coverlets at the museum to learn more about the way they were made and the lives of the people who made them.

Two weavers have begun a two year study of 26 pioneer bed coverlets.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 9 on 12/25/2012