Edited Photo of Florence

In 1928 Florence LaGanke Harris published the first of the "Nancy Page" syndicated newspaper columns which continued for seventeen years. Her columns were among the earliest of syndicated quilt columns and were published in at least 400 metropolitan newspapers. Florence published twenty-seven series quilts to include Grandmother's Garden Quilt, Alphabet Quilt, The Magic Vine, and Old Almanac Quilt.

The Quilters Hall of Fame is pleased to induct Florence as a Heritage Honoree in response to her outstanding contributions to the world of quilting. To learn more about Florence, see her biography on the TQHF website.


There will be an exhibit of Florence's designs at Marion Public Library, Carnegie Room, Thursday, July 21 - Saturday, July 23, 2022. There is no admission charge to the gallery.



Florence LaGanke Harris lecture, by Eleanor Burns

Join Eleanor Burns for a lecture on Florence LaGanke Harris, her life, career and quilts.

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Ann Kervan, 1913 Yearbook photo
Ann Kervan, 1913 Yearbook photo
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Who Illustrated the Nancy Page Columns and Quilts?

Louise Tiemann will present her research on Ann Kervan. Ann was illustrator for the Nancy Page newspaper columns. Her black and white illustrations are heavily influenced by the styles of the late 1920s. Join us to learn about Ann, her life and career.

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Waldvogel Lecture 2002

Florence LaGanke Harris Gallery Walk-through

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 1:30am - 12:00pm EDT.

Honoree Merikay Waldvogel will guide us through the gallery of Florence's designs and share with us the significant points about each.


There is no charge for this walk-through and no need to register.