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Quilt Trunk Show Comes to Edmond Library

The traditional art of quilting has undergone a revival of interest over the last few years and examples of the central Oklahoma’s quilter craft will soon be presented at the Edmond Library.

The Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, will present a Quilt Trunk Show with Judy Howard on Saturday, October 11, 2008.  The program will be from 2:00 – 3:00pm and is designed for adults.

“Classically,” said Edmond librarian Ronna Davis, “a trunk show is a traveling collection of designer clothing or jewelry, but our guest Judy Howard, who owns Buckboard Antiques and has written three books about quilting, travels with and displays some fantastic quilts.”

Howard considers herself a quilt dealer rather than a quilter, and a historian before that.

“Quilts,” she once told a writer, “record hardships, sufferings, victories and joys, and a faithful God, who sustained and strengthened the quilters to survive unbelievable heartbreak.”  They are “a magic carpet ride” that stitches the past to the present.

 Quilt Trunk Show with Judy Howard will present a wide variety of quilts and quilting techniques, followed by light refreshments.  The program is free of charge.

Call the Edmond Library at 341-9282 for more information.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org