Pollock Visitor Center
DAIRY/AG DAYS PROGRAM
What: Patchwork of the Prairie
Who: Yvonne Hollenbeck-Sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council and the Pollock Visitor Center
When: Pollock Dairy/Ag Days, Saturday, July 14 at 2:00 pm
Where: Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church
Yvonne Hollenbeck shows approximately 40 quilts made on the prairies of South Dakota and Nebraska by 5 generations of her family. The presentation is accompanied by a slide show of photos of the makers, their homes (some sod), and their communities, as well as stories about their lives. One of the quilts she will show was made and quilted by a relative that lived in the Hillside community, approximately 10 miles South of Pollock. Her father was raised near the old Norway Lutheran Church. The program will also include a segment she calls “The Fabulous Feedsack Era” which audiences find quite entertaining.
Hollenbeck is one of the highest awarded cowboy poets in America. She doesn’t claim to be a cowboy, but married one, so writes mostly humorous poetry about things that were not so humorous when they happened.
This entertaining and educational program has been receiving excellent critiques by folks of all ages, men and women, so don’t worry about this being just for the ladies. Put it on your “must see “ July 14 schedule today.