Monday, September 23, 2019

Weekly update: out and about (quilts included)

The library hosted a quilt program Wednesday evening. The speaker, Deb Lindahl, created a one-of-a-kind story quilt. She was inspired by her grandmother's stories, all documented -- life on a farm in west-central Kansas (Swedish immigrants).  She has written her own family stories.

The quilt design was inspired by The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes.  (Deb was a children's librarian.)  She adapted a paper-pieced dress block and used fabrics that illustrated each of the family stories she has compiled. She also displayed quilts that her grandmother made.

On Thursday we met friends Ann and John for dinner and a show. (Ann and Stevens were classmates in kindergarten -- 74 years ago!)   The show was the Capitol Steps at the Genesee Theater in Waukegan.   We've seen the group a half-dozen times and enjoy their satirical parodies.

I went to Waukegan again on Friday afternoon for  Lunafest .
AAUW hosted the event as a scholarship fundraiser.  The Luna Bar company creates an anthology of eight short films directed by women. They make the anthology available to nonprofit groups who can design their own programs -- a showing, a discussion, a fundraiser.  This year's films were 3 minutes to 15 minutes on a range of subjects.  Most interesting!  (And the refreshments included Luna Bars, of course.)

On Saturday morning thunderstorms cut short the annual fall beach cleanup hosted by the Zion Woman's Club.  We did collect a good amount of detritus -- cigarette butts, foam pieces, bits of plastic -- and I found an artificial flower.  The collection will be tallied and the information sent to the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

I spent productive of time in the studio, too. See the next post!

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marebear said...

Your quilted dresses are lovely!

Bonnie said...

Nifty concept to take family stories and make a quilt to represent them. Sounds like you had a great weekend.