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"The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all."

—Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher, writer, Candide

 

Adult Summer Reading Quilt Event

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On August 28th a group of library patrons and other readers dropped by the Georgetown Library Park for a Quilting Program. This was the Clear Creek Library District’s first event designed around summer reading for adults. Both our library locations offered long lists of both fiction and non-fiction from which to choose a summer read. Not only did we talk about books, we welcomed Ms. Linda Feidler, who presented a short program on the history of the art of quilting. As the owner of The Hen House Quilts & Gifts in Idaho Springs, she talked a little about being an entrepreneur in Clear Creek County, and the classes she offers. One of her most interesting topics concerned the difference between modern fabrics versus historic fabrics, and the old cotton threads which were used in the past. A highlight of the program was the “show-and-tell” session. Attendees brought their own quilting projects, as well as quilts and other items that had been given to them by cherished grandmothers and other family members. Jan Bowland and her sister Kathy brought armloads of gorgeous, hand-made items to display and wowed the crowd with their creations. Both of our Library Friends Presidents, Kathie Wilson from the JTML and Jan Bowland from the ISPL participated, and we want to give both groups of Friends a huge “Thank You” for their contributions of refreshments and door prizes. A big laugh was had by all when one attendee opened an ancient box full of hundreds of tiny fabric pieces and implored the rest of us to help sew it together! There were loud groans all around! Thanks to staff members Melody and Jeff for their help and participation at this first-time event. See you next summer! - Gaye Jacobs, Library Assistant

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