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Mary Schafer and Her Quilts

May 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


May 13, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
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Gwen Marston, author of Mary Schafer, American Quilt Maker, discusses her nearly thirty-year friendship with Schafer, and Schafer’s importance as both a quilter and quilt historian. Marston, herself an award-winning quilter and quilt instructor, developed the initial grant project to document the Schafer collection and organized a number of exhibits featuring Schafer’s quilts. As she writes in the introduction to her book, “The Mary Schafer story is the story of a little immigrant girl who learned to use a needle.  With her needle, she stitched a life for herself, and made piles and piles of beautiful quilts as well.”  Included in museum admission.



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