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Quilt lecture set for Thursday

October 10, 2012
Special to the Town Crier

The Canfield Historical Society continues its Fall Lecture Series with a presentations from Clare Neff on "The History of Quilting." Neff said, "The History of Quilting lecture is a condensed version of quilting's history - from Asia through Europe through the settling of the New World and Ohio. This program started as the history of Ohio quilting, but research took us back to the very beginning. It includes photographs of quilts, quilted objects and quilting styles throughout history and demonstrates how all of that history has developed into today's quilting styles. I am also bringing a few quilts from my personal collection - including quilts from the estate of Anne Kilcawley Christman and my great grandmother, Eleanor Manchester Tate."

Sisters Betty Aberson and Clare Neff opened Village Quilts this past March. Their desire to have a quilt shop grew from an inherited love of quilting. Aberson and Neff have both been quilters for more than 30 years - and Neff has previously worked in shops in both Ohio and Florida.

The lecture will take place at the Canfield Historical Society's Bond House at 7 p.m. tonight.

The next lecture in the Fall Lecture Series will be held on Nov. 8 as Canfield Historical Society curator Laura Zeh presents, "Select Pieces from the Canfield Historical Society Collection." All lectures are appropriate for all ages.

For more information call the Canfield Historical Society at 330-533-3458.

 
 

 

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