Quilts: Stitches in Time

On Tuesday May 1st at 1:30pm, quilt expert Marge Edwards will explain many of the traditions that have followed the art of quilting through hundreds of years—each with its own story to tell. For example, what was behind the custom of a bride needing 13 quilts when she married? Quilts will be on display to admire. For more information about the program, including registration, please contact the library!

A Single Thread – Marie Bostwick
Moving from Fort Worth, Texas to New Bern, Connecticut to open a quilt shop begins a new life for Evelyn Dixon, bringing unexpected connections with a trio of women who come to the shop for quilting classes.

Memorabilia Quilts – Rita Weiss
Scrapbooking and stitching come together in these spectacular, memory-preserving quilts. If you could make a time capsule of precious moments in your life, what would you put in it? They can all become part of a warm and wonderful quilt to wrap up in or display on the wall.

The Quilt Walk – Sandra Dallas
Ten-year-old Emmy Blue learns the true meaning of friendship–and how to quilt–while making a harrowing wagon journey from Illinois to Colorado with her family in the 1860s.

Backyard Bird Quilts – Jodie Davis
Learn how to paper-piece 14 different bird blocks from Backyard Bird Quilts that can be incorporated into any number of home decorating projects to showcase both a love of quilting and an interest in bird watching.

Mooshka: A Quilt Story – Julie Paschkis
Karla’s quilt Mooshka tells her stories about the pieces of fabric that Mooshka is made from, but when Karla’s baby sister is born, Mooshka falls silent until Karla overcomes her jealousy and shares Mooshka with the baby.

The Wedding Quilt – Jennifer Chiaverini
Newlyweds Elizabeth and Henry set out on a cross-country journey to the site of their new home only to discover that they have been the victims of fraud and are now penniless, which forces Henry to take a job as a ranch hand while Elizabeth begins a new quilt.

The Goodbye Quilt – Susan Wiggs
As her only child Molly readies for college, local fabric shop owner Linda Davis shares one last adventure with her daughter — a cross-country road trip to move Molly into her dorm. As they make their way through the heart of the country, Linda pieces together the scraps that make up Molly’s young life.

Log Cabin Quilts with Attitude – Sharon Rotz
Disregard perfect seam allowances. Forget about matching up corners. Combine fabrics without fretting. Give your seam ripper the slip. And do it all as you turn the traditional log cabin pattern on its ear with Sharon V. Rotz’ innovative Freedom Block format.

-Claire

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