Carolyn Stucky has been interested in aprons since she was a little girl. The McPherson woman has collected them for 30 years. She thinks she has between 200 to 300 aprons the oldest one dating back to the 1890's.
Some of them are family heirlooms, while others she finds at garage sales.
"I'd rummage through these aprons," Stucky said. "I was always a little sad that the story of the apron was lost, but there was the evidence of some women's creativity.
Some she has out and others she keeps own storage. She says that the aprons have their own stories.
"They sort of mirror what happens to women during the different decades," Stucky said.
She says during the Great Depression era that some aprons were pieced together from flower and feed sacks while aprons in the 1950's spoke of a time when women were expected to be in the home.
She said in the sixties and seventies women started losing their aprons and there was very little thought put into them, because women started entering the workforce.
Stucky's daughter even used an apron to tell her mother that she was expecting.
"Finally I said 'is this a maternity apron," Stucky said. "Just looking at my daughter's face I knew yes it was."
Now that apron is part of Stucky's vast collection, another page in her storybook of fabric.