Thursday, October 4, 2012

Aunt Het Festival

Robert-Quillens-Aunt-Het-1930's-001This Saturday, I will have a booth in the Aunt Het Festival in Fountain Inn, SC to sell my hand knit items, handspun yarn, and shawl pins. I have a lot of shawls, hats (babies to adults), scarves, dishcloths, and monsters. I’m really excited about this. If you live near here or visiting in the area, please come visit my booth!

Now I’m sure you are asking who or what is Aunt Het!

Around 1910, Robert Quillen bought the Fountain InnTribune, a newspaper sharing news about the local area. He became well known for his editorials, cartoons, and one liners and appeared in newspapers throughout the country. One of his syndicated cartoons was “Aunt Het” and she was

het03211938remodelAunt Het was always shown as an older matronly housewife who was full of wisdom. Usually wearing an apron or doing housework, she was always giving much needed advice to all.

1 comment:

Sioux said...

Good luck, Pat. If I lived in your neck of the woods, I'd come, and ooh and aah and drool over your things and finger your yarns.