Livingston quilters discover it's hip to be square.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- L. Klonsky
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Livingston Library’s community quilt features dozens of stories told in squares. The project, which began early this season, involved more than 200 participants ages 4 to 84, who were asked to use squares of fabric to express their love of reading or show their favorite author or book. After contributors were done drawing on the squares, teen volunteers and library staff members have spent much of the summer quilting the pieces. One of those volunteers is Helen O’Connor, an 11th grade student at Livingston High School. "It was really fun to work on the quilt," she said. "Jan Aji, who works at the library, taught me how to quilt by machine.” The idea for the quilt was conceived by quilt artist and illustrator, Adrienne Yorinks, and Teen…
Readers create a community quilt for summer library program.
Lots of people come up with a good idea, but it takes something special to make it happen. When Karen de Wilde of the Livingston Library met quilt artist and illustrator Adrienne Yorinks at a party, they came up with a really good one. They took it to the Library Endowment Fund, which agreed to buy the supplies. Then they went about looking for collaborators - well over 200 of them. So on Thursday morning the first group of kids, moms, dads, grandparents and anyone else with an artistic inclination got together in the Program Room to create a decorative quilt that will hang permanently in the library. Contributing artists were invited to depict on cloth an image of their favorite book. When all the squares (there are 300 ready to be …