The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Union County

March 1, 2013

Library to celebrate National Quilting Month

LEWISBURG—March is National Quilting Month and The Public Library for Union County is celebrating by hosting several unique quilting programs in honor of Audrey Baylor.

Local quilter Susan Ball Faeder will host a class in the intricate style of Japanese Sashiko Stitching at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2. Each participant will receive a piece of Japanese hand-dyed, hand woven indigo fabric, needle, thread, marking tool, and the use of borrowed stencils. Cost is $7 and class size is limited to 15. Participants should bring a ruler, pencil, Scotch tape, scissors and a thimble.

Thursday, March 7, join Sherry Walter, local quilter and founding member of The Piecemakers of the Susquehanna Valley, in a journey back in history and explore how quilting became much more than a hobby for many women. The Civil War Era ‘Dear Jane Quilt’ will be featured. This program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Were quilts used as part of the Underground Railroad to help African Americans escape slavery? Join the debate in this presentation by Cassandra Stancil Gunkel, a folklorist with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. This program is supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities, a nonprofit organization, that inspires individuals to enjoys and share a life of learning. This program will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25.

For more information or to register to attend any, or all, of these fascinating quilting programs, call the library at 570-523-1172 or visit the circulation desk at 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg.

These programs are one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.

 

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