Library Hosts Online Event Celebrating 250 Years of Quilting in Maine

October 7, 2021

Quilting has a rich history in Maine and America, and its popularity has surged in recent years as people return to traditional handcrafts. On Monday, October 18, at 6:00 pm, the Camden Public Library will host museum curator Laureen LaBar for an online presentation about her new book, Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and CommunityIn her book, LaBar coaxes stories out of objects and uses those stories to enlighten, entertain, and bring new voices to Maine historyRegister for a Zoom link to attend by visiting the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org.
The first book of its kind, Maine Quilts is the accompanying volume to a major two-year exhibit at the Maine State Museum. Stories abound, and lesser known aspects of the state’s history are brought to light, but the star attractions are the quilts themselves. Ranging from surviving Colonial era quilts to present day creations, more than 150 are presented in full color.
Former archaeologist Laureen LaBar is Chief Curator of History and Decorative Arts at the Maine State MuseumShe has written two previous books, including Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and CostumeShe lives outside Augusta, Maine.
This program is part of the Camden Public Library’s “Discover History Month” series of events, generously sponsored by Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inn. Additional support is provided by The Smiling Cow.

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