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uilting talk planned at Glidden Homestead

The program "Quilting: Vintage and Modern" will be offered at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Glidden Homestead and Historical Center in DeKalb. Pictured is a quilt by Mary Walcott.
The program "Quilting: Vintage and Modern" will be offered at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Glidden Homestead and Historical Center in DeKalb. Pictured is a quilt by Mary Walcott.

DeKALB – Have you been missing the stories and history that your family quilt has been trying to tell you?

A program at the Glidden Homestead, set for 2 p.m. Sunday, will examine quilting, its historical backgrounds as well as its more modern uses and practices. Donna Langford and Carolyn Canon, quilting experts with local connections, will talk about aspects of quilting, give examples and answer questions. They will touch on some of the decorativeness and utility that has often been a part of quilting.

“Quilting has long been more than just a way to create a beautiful object, although they are beautiful,” Rob Glover, executive director of Glidden Homestead, said in a news release. “For a good part of our history, quilting has served multiple purposes, has been useful to the lives of families, and has even transmitted meaning.”

Also on Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m., visitors can tour the museum and the home where Joseph Glidden and his family lived when he created barbed wire and see a working onsite blacksmith shop.

A full season of programs highlighting the theme “Center of It All” continues at the Glidden Homestead in 2019. A program listing can be found at www.gliddenhomestead .org/events.html.

Programs at Glidden Homestead are made possible in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.

The Glidden Homestead, located at 921 W. Lincoln Highway, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or by arrangement. Admission is $4 an adult and free for ages 14 and younger.

For more information, visit www.gliddenhomestead.org or email info@gliddenhomestead.org or call 815-756-7904.

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