Derry Library blends African American history with Valentine’s Day for quilt workshop

Valentines inspired by patchwork quilt squares.

The South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School Road in South Londonderry, will be celebrating African American History Month and Valentine’s Day at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Art teacher Casey Junker Bailey will lead a Valentine-making workshop that is inspired by the quilt makers of Gee’s Bend, Ala.

Children of all ages — and grown-ups too — are invited to learn about the rural African American women who worked with cloth to create striking compositions in patchwork.

Participants will use a variety of colorful fabrics to make their own stylish Valentine patchwork to bring home. Each child will also be given a copy of the book Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt thanks to a generous grant from The Stratton Foundation.

For more information about the library’s free monthly programs for children, call 802-824-3371.

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