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‘Rediscovered Treasures: World War II Quilts’

August 8, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

The Conneaut Quilters Guild is proud to sponsor "Rediscovered Treasures: World War II Quilts", a quilt show at Conneaut High School, 381 Mill St., Conneaut, Ohio. Forty vintage World War II military and patriotic-themed quilts plus war-time memorabilia from the collection of Sue Reich of Washington Depot, Connecticut, will be shown Aug. 16-17, 2013, as part of Conneaut's D-Day activities.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17. Admission is $5, which includes guided tours each day by Sue Reich at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

On Friday evening, doors reopen at 6:30 p.m. for Sue's presentation at 7 p.m., "Quiltmaking that Saw Us Through the War Years". Admission for the lecture and show Friday night is $10. Following the presentation, Sue will also sign her book, World War II Quilts.

Tickets for a raffle quilt made by the Conneaut Quilters Guild, "Starry Salute to D-Day Conneaut 2013" will be available for purchase. The Guild's Victory Garden Cafe, open during show hours, will feature boxed lunches and light snacks.

Sue Reich has presented her quilt collection at national quilt museums and shows, among them Paducah, KY; Lancaster, PA; The New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA; The Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA; The American Quilt Study Group in Lincoln, NE; The New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT; and the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, KS. The author of five books about quilts, Sue is a past president of The American Quilt Study Group and an AQS certified quilt appraiser.



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