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Catherine Redford works on a hand-embroidered quilt Dec. 14 during the Orland Park Public Library’s Exploring Textiles expo. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Professional Art Quilt Alliance member and Orland Park resident Roslyn DeBoer works Dec. 14 on a fabric landscape during the Orland Park Public Library’s Exploring Textiles expo. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Nancy Grizzle (left) and Andrea Tomasik look at a handmade quilt during the expo.
Examples of Orland Park resident Roslyn DeBoer's textile masterpieces.
Left to right: Carole Kopera (Homer Glen) and library clerk Chris Schultz learn about Vickie Aisene's (Ottawa) technique for hand-dyeing fabrics.
Delphine Pankonin (left, Tinley Park) working on a counted needlepoint and Rita Luff (Frankfort) working on a counted cross-stitch.
Joan Hau (left, Chicago) working on a quick point pillow and Barb Dvorak (Orland Park) working on a painted needlepoint.
Joan Bratton (Woodridge) demonstrating how to work on a wool appliqué.
Orland Park resident Wendy Lynn representing the Waterfall Glen Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America and the Country Cupboard Alumnae.
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
6:48 am CST December 25, 2018
As the temperature drops, most folks enjoy cuddling up with a cozy blanket or heavy quilt. But how often do we consider the craftsmanship, community and history behind this functional art form?