Westlake Historical Society presents 'If Quilts Could Talk' Sept. 27

This historic English quilt was made in 1838. It was gifted to the Westlake Historical Society and will be part of a presentation about the history of quilting at Porter Library on Sept. 27.

The practice of quilting is said to date all the way back to ancient Egypt. Some of the earliest known quilts in Europe date back to the late 1300s. Quilting in America was only done by the wealthy colonists originally and probably further delayed by the Civil War and aftermath.

Recently, the Westlake Historical Society was given a historic quilt made in England dating back to 1838. It is made of three cornered patches and lined with old historical newspapers and letters from the period. It was also shown at the Halle Brothers exposition in 1927.

The above quilt will be part of a presentation on September 27 by Dr. Marie Albano, titled "If Quilts Could Talk." The presentation is sponsored by the Westlake Historical Society and will be given at the Westlake Porter Public Library at 7 p.m.

There is no charge to attend this event and refreshments will be served. For more information contact the Westlake Historical Society at 440-721-1201 or visit www.westlakeohiohistory.org.

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Volume 2, Issue 19, Posted 9:47 PM, 09.17.2010