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Quilters set for exhibit

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - Local quilters gathered at the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, New York on March 17 to assemble and stitch labels for the upcoming special exhibit, "Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts and Comforters."

Exhibit labels are the small signs that identify artifacts in museum exhibits. They are generally made of hard material and mounted on a wall or in a case filled with objects. They are not stitched and never to be touched - until now. "Common Threads" will include fabric quilt-like labels that will allow exhibit visitors to uncover "layers" of information about the quilts on display.

Under the direction of Curator Hallie E. Bond, the exhibit labels were stitched by a volunteer group of quilters including Patty Farrell, Camille Nerney, Jackie Hornstein, Jackie Mallery, and Barbara Keough of Long Lake, and Jeanne Gerber and Nancy Landmesser of Indian Lake.

"Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts" will open on May 22 and continue through Oct. 18.

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