Are you looking for that unique independent party item, but not interested in hosting a party? Join us for a day of shopping and demonstrations of your favorite party items at the Abington Community Library’s At Home Party Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5.
This unique event will include representatives from Mary Kay Cosmetics, Silpada, Stampin’ Up, Tupperware and Younique. Girl Scout cookies will be available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and The Sweet Lush Cupcakery Camper will be here with cupcakes to sell from 2 to 5 p.m.
Join the Abington Community Library quilting group Always In Stitches for “A Journey Through American Quilt History” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13. This free presentation explores the changes in quilting as a result of technology from the 18th century into the 20th century.
All of the pieces featured in this presentation are from The Christ Collection. The Christ Collection was created by Pat and Arlan Christ, who have collected and studied quilts while documenting their historical importance. The main objective of their collection is to retrieve knowledge to secure the heritage of antique quilts. Additionally, The Christ’s have three publications representing quilts in their collection entitled, “Pennsylvania Quilt Treasures — The Art of the Needle,” “America’s Appliqued Quilts — A Treasure Pennsylvania Tradition,” and “American Pride — Eagles and Stars.” This event has been underwritten by the Friends of the Abington Community Library and is being presented in memory of quilting instructor Peg Winter.
Throughout the month of March, local quilt artist and teacher Alice Giombetti will feature her quilts at the library in celebration of the Margaret Winter Annual Quilt Show. Alice has also been a featured quilter at The Airing of the Quilts in Tunkhannock.
The library will unveil an original crazy quilt created by the late Mrs. William T. Meredith (Mary E. Anderson) a Clarks Green resident in the 1800s. Her great granddaughter, Mrs. Esther Louise Sanders Greene donated the pieces of the quilt to Always in Stitches for display at the library. The quilters investigated the best way to display the quilt and stitched it together. The Friends of the Abington Community Library donated the money to have it properly framed. The quilt will be on permanent display at the library beginning March 13.
Check out quilting resources from the library. The following books are available through the Lackawanna County Library System:
• “Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon” by Janneken Smucker
An in-depth study including more than 100 color photographs that examines the value of quilts to those who have made, bought, sold, exhibited and preserved them.
• “Double Wedding Ring Quilts” by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Peek inside the studio of award-winning quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe and enjoy 13 modern Double Wedding Ring quilts and their stories. Includes full-size patterns.
• “The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt” by Laurie Aaron Hird
Inspiring letters from farm women of the Great Depression and 99 quilt blocks that honor them.
• “Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Grandeur” by Kaffe Fassett
Includes 20 designs from Rowan for patchwork and quilting. Clear and detailed instructions for making each quilt are accompanied by flat shots of the entire quilt along with colored piecing diagrams, plus templates.
• “Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday” by Heather Jones
For hundreds of years, quilters have been inspired by places and objects in their everyday lives. See your world with new eyes and find the inspiration to bring your authentic voice to your own creations.
• “The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color” by Becky Goldsmith
Learn how to make choosing colors fun with this practical, visual guide to color written specifically for quilters. Includes 10 skill-building projects.