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Quilted Colors looks at quilt collection

MIDDLEBURY Henry Sheldon Museum presents Quilted Colors, a Brown Bag Lunch History Talk by Suzanne Douglas Tuesday, May 13 at noon. The talk will begin with an overview of 19th century quilting patterns and techniques. Quilts from the museums collection will be featured. The talk will focus on a selection of contemporary quilts that Douglas has created. Suzanne Douglas has been interested in a variety of crafts, particularly textile crafts, for some time and has been quilting since the 1970s. Her interest in quilting was inspired by a visit to a quilt exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution. Douglas grandmother was a quilter who specialized in a pattern called Grandmothers Flower Garden. She is also a professional rug designer and weaver. This talk is offered in conjunction with the Sheldons new exhibit Piecemakers: Vermont Country Quilts 1830 to the Present which features quilts from the Museums permanent collection and a contemporary quilt of the month. Mays contemporary quilt was created by Douglas. Participants may bring a brown bag lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Fee: $2. Middleburys Sheldon Museum is located at 1 Park St. For information call 802-388-2117.

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