mennonite

Lou Ann Morgan weaving on her antique loom
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Mennonites are a religious group known for living simply. They’re also famous for their colorful, handmade quilts - usually made with patterns that have been around for generations. But less well-known is another craft Mennonites make out of fabric scraps - throw rugs. 


As a young girl, Shirley Showalter never thought she would go to college, let alone become president of Goshen College in Indiana. Showalter grew up as a Mennonite in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.