Abington Community Library’s Always In Stitches quilting group to host A Journey Through American Quilt History


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Pat and Arlan Christ study and document the historical importance of quilts. They will give a presentation, ‘A Journey Through American Quilt History,’ from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 13 at the Abington Community Library.


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A quilt from The Christ Collection.


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CLARKS SUMMIT — An upcoming quilt presentation at the Abington Library will take guests on a journey from 18th century into the 20th century, allowing them to explore the changes in quilting as a result of technology. The event will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13.

All pieces featured in the presentation are from The Christ Collection. The event was underwritten by the Friends of the Abington Community Library and is presented by the library’s Always In Stitches quilting group in memory of quilting instructor Peg Winter.

The Christ Collection was created by Pat and Arlan Christ, who collect and study quilts, while documenting their historical importance.

The main objective of their collection is to retrieve knowledge and secure the heritage of antique quilts. The Christ’s have three publications representing quilts in their collection, including “Pennsylvania Quilt Treasures- The Art of the Needle,” ” America’s Appliqued Quilts- A Treasure Pennsylvania Tradition” and “American Pride- Eagles and Stars.” The Christ’s are also involved in multiple quilt study groups and have curated exhibits through the Northeast and Mid-West.

The event is free and open to the public. For reservations, call 570-587-3440 or stop by the library.

Pat and Arlan Christ study and document the historical importance of quilts. They will give a presentation, ‘A Journey Through American Quilt History,’ from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 13 at the Abington Community Library.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Quilts-1.jpgPat and Arlan Christ study and document the historical importance of quilts. They will give a presentation, ‘A Journey Through American Quilt History,’ from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 13 at the Abington Community Library. Submitted photos

A quilt from The Christ Collection.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Quilts-2.jpgA quilt from The Christ Collection. Submitted photos

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