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Bringing Local History to Life: Quilt Facts, Folklore, and FABRICation

Date: Jan 12th, 2013

Are you fascinated by the intricate geometric patterns that create quilts?  What is really known about the history and traditions of quilt making?  Come to the Rum River Library, located at 4201 6th Avenue in Anoka on January 12th at 2:00 pm for a historical look at quilts and their design and construction. 

“Quilts are like a storybook stitched together with needle and thread,” said Anoka County Commissioner Robyn West. “Learn how to read them at this informative workshop.”

So many stories about quilting have been handed down, but they don’t always hold up under a close look at history.  Find out the real stories behind the history of quilt design and construction.  The many color photos of antique quilts included are sure to delight even non-quilters.

“Quilts are so much more than just blankets and bedspreads,” said Library Board Vice President Cathy Montain.  “They often represent family history and are full of memories.”

This historical look at quilts is sponsored by the Anoka County Library and is presented by the Anoka County Historical Society.  This program is free and open to the public and is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Seating may be limited.

For more information about this and other library programs, call 763-576-4695 or visit your local Anoka County Library.