Press Release

April 10, 2001

Celebrating Quilts Theme of Month-long Promotion at the Loveland Branch During May

For generations, American women have turned to quilting as a form of expression. In their quilts they have sewn their hopes, stitched through their sorrows, and pieced together connections and stories through fabric and thread. The Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, will pay tribute to the long-standing family tradition of quilting with Celebrating Quilts during May.

The kickoff of the series will begin with an exhibition of quilts and an Open House on Friday, May 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This is the third year the branch has hosted the event. "We were gratified with the response from last year," said Branch Manager Rosemary Ogg. "There were 47 quilts on display, and we hung them in about every available open space we had."

Exhibitors will include members of the Grailville Quilters, Loveland Branch staff members, and others. "This is an opportunity to learn about the history of quilting, or to attend hands-on demonstrations, and also participate in our quilt block during Family Day/Quilt Day," said Ms. Ogg.

Events include:

Celebrating Quilts is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. For more information, call the branch at 513-369-4476.

Interpreter available upon request for the hearing impaired. Please call 513-369-6944 [TDD 513-369-6946] at least one week before program.

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