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Quilt Exhibit to Open at the Des Plaines History Center

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 Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016  See map
The crazy quilt is from circa 1880 and was made by Des Plaines resident Mary Ellen Carey. It was donated by Faye Bauske.
The crazy quilt is from circa 1880 and was made by Des Plaines resident Mary Ellen Carey. It was donated by Faye Bauske.

Come celebrate the beauty as well as the
function and form of quilts at a reception Thursday, January 30, from 4-7 p.m. (presentation
at 6 p.m.) at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson Street. The new
exhibit, “Wrapped in Comfort and Community,” will highlight several unique and

delightful handmade quilts from the History Center’s collection. Please call

847-391-5399 to RSVP.


Philip Mohr, curator of the History
Center, will provide an overview as well as highlight some thoughts woven into the
exhibit.



“We will display several quilts from our
collections and documents relating to quilting,” said Mohr. “Traditionally
quilting has been a woman’s task, a community project, and a well-regarded folk
art. Join us as we look at quilts from all these perspectives.”



Mohr says the History Center has many more quilts in its collections and is aware that many
families have beloved quilts at their homes.



“We’ll
talk a little about these and how everyone can share their quilts on the Des
Plaines Memory website,” he added.


Please
join the History Center at the reception or stop in to enjoy the handiwork at a
later date. The exhibit will remain on display until June. Come in any Tuesday-Friday
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Some Sunday dates will also be available. For information,
call the History Center at 847-391-5399 or check the website at desplaineshistory.org.







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