Monday, November 15, 2010

Calling All Quilters!

Quilters are encouraged to bring their latest project to the Lebanon Library for the Crafting Circle this Thursday, November 18, at 1 pm. If you have ever wanted to see quilters in action, stop by and see what's happening!

Quilting is a craft that we think of as quintessentially American, but it has a strong tradition in other countries. And modern quilting, with patchwork taken to the level of art, is popular in many countries.

A commemorative quilt recently returned home to Nebraska, thanks to the local public library. A Mystery in the Library tells the story of a historically interesting 'album' quilt that made its way home after more than 100 years. It's the 19th century equivalent of the woven afghans sold as fund raisers or the posters and cards with local high school football schedules and advertising on them; the supporting businesses and communities are featured to show their support...just like the quilt.

Other crafters are encouraged to bring their latest project to the Crafting Circle to share and spend an hour or two crafting and chatting. The coffee pot will be on, so stop by and sit a spell! Then you can take home a few quilting books and get started on your own quilted project.

The Crafting Circle meets the third Thursday at 1 pm at the Lebanon Library. In November the featured craft is quilting; in December (the 16th), it will be Christmas ornaments.

posted by Kelly

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