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"The 11th hour of the 11th day of the


11th month:  Quilts of World War I"

January 14th, 7:00 p.m.
Wood memorial Library

THE SOUTH WINDSOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY

AND WOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

PRESENT A SPECIAL PROGRAM

WITH SUE REICH

Quiltmaking in the early 1900’s can be best described as the convergence of the quilt styles of the late nineteenth century with the new innovations of the early twentieth century. One phenomenon of the era was the emergence of major entrepreneurial quilt designers and the exciting fresh look in quilts they contributed to the quilt world. Two catastrophic events in 1917 and 1918 interrupted the emergence of these new trends in quiltmaking. World War I, also referred to as the “Great War” and the 1918 Pandemic Flu, also known as “The Spanish Flu” brought hardship and death to America, and the entire world. Much of the quiltmaking from April 1917 to March 1919, was mostly focused solely on providing for our soldiers and the Red Cross. With their quilt making skills, women contributed thousands of quilts for one of the greatest benevolent efforts of the twentieth century.   Sue Reich is a quiltmaker, author, speaker, quilt museum curator,independent quilt researcher and appraiser, and more.

Suggested donation is $3.00

for members of the SWHS and Wood Memorial Library

Or$5.00 for the general public

Registration is not necessary.

Wood is located at 783 Main Street in South Windsor, CT.

For more information, call Wood at (860)289-1783

http://woodmemoriallibrary.org/


      

       




Membership is available throughout the year at any time - please click here for more information.  http://www.southwindsorhistory.org/page008.aspx 

CANCELLATIONS.  Generally if schools and town government are closed due to inclement weather, the programs will be canceled and rescheduled when possible.  Information on programs and cancellations at Unity Church can be obtained by calling 860-289-8963


 

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