The Museum of the Waxhaws will present “Stitches Through Time – A Quilt Event Featuring Antique and Contemporary Quilts,” at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 7 and 2-5 p.m. Feb. 8.
Museum directors Suzanne Butler and Sandra Glenn outlined the major activities planned.
The Museum has several interesting examples of the quilters’ art in its permanent collection, and they will all be on display. At the February event, local quilters are invited to bring and display their handiwork, along with people who want to share and learn more about their heirloom quilts. An expert appraiser will be there to value quilts and period fabrics.
People who attend will have an opportunity to appreciate how much work is involved. There will be demonstrations of yarn spinning and hand quilting.
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Valerie Fox, who for several years hosted “A Barnful of Quilts” at her farm in Waxhaw, assists the museum. Fox will bring her extensive knowledge and network of fiber artists to help make this exhibit an interesting and meaningful experience. Regular museum admission applies.
This project is supported by the Union County Community Arts Council and the Grassroots Program of the N.C. Arts Council, a state agency.
Walden Pond neighbor Rebecca Walters said recently that The Friends of the Union County Libraries will hold their annual meeting 3-5 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Monroe Library in the Griffin Room.
It’s free and open to the public.
Walters said Kevin Winchester is the featured speaker.
Winchester teaches Creative Writing and is the director of the Writing Center at Wingate University. He is the author of several books including “Everybody’s Gotta Eat (And Other Stories).”