Throwback Thursday Photo: Jo Ann Grimes and Her Toy Sewing Machine
Young Jo Ann Grimes poses with a toy sewing machine in Sterling, Nebraska in 1929. Some children learned machine-sewing skills by playing with working toy sewing machines before graduating to the full-size versions.
Several toy sewing machines are now on display at the Nebraska History Museum in a new exhibit. Color Quest: Exploring Nebraska’s Colorful Quilts opens today.
Combining history and whimsy, Color Quest visitors will learn about color theory and Nebraska history, while enjoying a variety of hands-on activities. This family-friendly exhibit incorporates multiple interactives including puzzles, a stitching activity, and a quilt tying activity. Follow colorful windmill graphics around the gallery for an engaging tour of the exhibit. When you need a break, take a seat on one of the enormous spools of thread.
Color Quest runs through January 5, 2019.