31st Annual Quilt Show at Berkeley Public Library

July 20, 2012

Contact: Debbie Carton

Berkeley Public Library proudly presents the 31st Annual Quilt Show. Quilts will be on display at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck) from May 1 – May 27, in the 1st floor gallery, second floor display cases and the  Historic Lobby. For the past three years, our show has focused on miniature quilts. This year, we include 19 larger quilts in addition to the smaller quilts. Accompanying the quilts is a display of antique miniature sewing machines from the collection of Eloine Ralph, donated by her sister Gwen Ralph. Visitors can take the self-guided tour, using a catalog describing each entry. As part of the Quilt Show, the library welcomes the Textile Mavens for a program on community quilts. Join us for Quilting by Committee, on Tuesday, May 8, from 6-7 p.m. in the third floor Community Meeting Room. This workshop and forum on community quilts features quilters Fern Royce and Catherine Durand (www.textilemavens.com). With more than a dozen community quilts under their belts, they will share their lessons learned and success stories. Learn how to best use group efforts to create quilts for a community, by a community. The free exhibit and program are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For further information, call 510-981-6241. For accessibility information, call 510-981-6195 TTY, 510-548-1240, http://berkeleypubliclibrary.org

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