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Monday, November 9, 2015

A busy week!



The first week of the month is always busy, with P.E.O. on the first Monday evening and quilt guild on the first Wednesday evening, Zion Woman's Club at lunchtime the first Tuesday and Coalition for Healthy Communities at breakfast the first Friday. (Rotary is every Thursday.) To add to those recurring events, I gave a book review to the Alpha Gamma Delta alumnae club on Tuesday evening and my quilt history program for the Downers Grove AAUW branch on Thursday evening.  On Saturday morning the Zion-Benton Leadership Academy graduated its fourth class.

"Greatness Explained: the Great Lakes" was the ZWC program. Dr. Norman Moline is a retired professor of geography at Augustana College. He gave a thorough overview / review of the Great Lakes -- geology, biology, strategic political/social position.  My husband was among the guests. We agreed that it was an excellent presentation.  (The presentation was underwritten by the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars  speakers bureau (not the Road Scholar (singular) travel company).)

Patricia Sanabria Friedrich was the guild speaker. Her book is "Mosaic Tile Quilts." She is originally from Costa Rica and the tiles in churches, schools, and other buildings are the basis for her designs. (She now lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.)

Though I've been a member of this Alpha Gam alumnae club for many years, I don't attend many meetings. My book talk featured some of my favorites, some older, some newer.






 Cheri Neal and I received plaques with photos of the four ZBLA classes and a lovely poem. We're shown with the current ZBLA coordinators Colette Davis and Jiquanda Nelson (both of whom are ZBLA grads).

  (For more about ZBLA: here .)


"Every Quilt Tells a Story" is my work-in-progress quilt history program. I show vintage quilts from my collection and some of my own work. I invite group members (in advance, of course) to bring quilts they've been given, inherited, or made.   Several of the Downers Grove AAUW members brought lovely quilts but I didn't take any photos. Those shown here are by Kate from DG-AAUW. ]





 





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