Deschutes Public Library News
A Stich In Time At The Redmond Library
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 10/24/2003
Discover the history of quilting when Rachel Greco presents a fascinating look at a century of quilt making in America at the Redmond Library on November 1 at 2:00 p.m.
“The value of a quilt is not that it is worth a great deal of money, but that all your best hopes, dreams and memories are wrapped up inside them,” says Greco, quilt historian and owner of Grandma’s Quilt Sewing Emporium, Inc. in Dallas, Oregon.
“It’s hard to keep from touching quilts that hang at quilt shows,” says Greco. “Quilts affect people visually, tactilely and emotionally and they become part of the scenery in people’s lives associated with comfort and livability.” Don’t ask Greco what her favorite quilt is. “That’s like asking me which of my children is my favorite.” However, Greco states that what draws her to a quilt is almost always the story of the woman who made it. During the program Greco will share her collection of quilts from 1830 through the Depression Era, and share the stories from the lives of the women who made them.
This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.