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The Quilt: America’s Greatest Creative Legacy

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM BY MARY FONS

The American quilt is an art form that continues to thrive more than 200 years after we gained our independence and began put our distinctive spin on the quilts we knew from the British Isles.

Riots of color and pattern, mind-boggling craftsmanship, humor, pain, love – each quilt tells a story, whether it’s a Log Cabin from 1818 or a modern-day design made from a pattern downloaded from the Internet.

Mary Fons, an accomplished quilter, teacher, writer, and co-host of Love of Quilts on public television, will present a dynamic lecture about the history of the American quilt. It will feature beautiful images of quilts representing a wide variety of styles and traditions and spanning the history of quilting in the United States. It will demonstrate the strength and distinctiveness of American quilting traditions and the reasons why quilting is still going strong today.

Learn more about Mary Fons: http://www.maryfons.com/about

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Barb Peterson at bapeterson50@yahoo.com.

Details

Date:
March 18
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/751571348333087

Organizer

Illinois Humanities
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/ILhumanities?fref=photo

Venue

Odell Public Library District
301 E Richard St
Odell, IL 60460-9582 United States
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