The Camden Public Library welcomes Maine State Museum curator Laurie LaBar for a fascinating online presentation about her new book, "Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community." Quilting has a rich history in Maine and America and its popularity has surged in recent years as people return to traditional handcrafts. The history of quilting in Maine is a story of community. In her book, LaBar coaxes stories out of objects and uses those stories to enlighten, entertain, and bring new voices to Maine history.
The first book of its kind, "Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community" 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 Laurie LaBar is Chief Curator of History and Decorative Arts at the Maine State Museum. She has written two previous books, including "Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume."
Discover History Month at the Camden Public Library is generously sponsored by Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inn. Additional support is provided by The Smiling Cow.
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