Local Events of Interest February 2016

Sue Reich at the Roosevelt Presidential Library

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is pleased to present an author talk and book signing with Sue Reich, author of Quilts Presidential and Patriotic.  The program will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 13, 2016 in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.  Following the presentation, Reich will be available to sign copies of her book.  For more info for this other publics events at the DR Wallace Center:  www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/publicprograms/calendar.html.


Kyra Hicks at Vassar College

Quilter and author Kyra Hicks will give a presentation on the links between African American history and quilting.  “Amazing African American Quilt History as Prelude”, on Tuesday, February 16th at 5:30pm, in Taylor Hall, Room 203 at Vassar College.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more info and directions, please check the website at http://info.vassar.edu/news/2015-2016/160216-kyra-hicks.html.


Kate Themel Workshop

First Dutchess Quilt Guild, May 19, 2016.  9am – 3pm at the Cooperative Extension Farm and Home Center, Millbrook, NY.  Cost is $90.  For non-members, additional kit fee of $30.  Payable to Kate Themel (kit fee paid the day of the workshop).  If interested contact Carol Weber at rodian@optonline.net


Gardiner Library Fabrics, yarn, and Craft Supplies Sale

The Gardiner Library is holding it’s sixth annual Fabric, Yarns, and Craft Supplies Sale on Saturday, February 6th from 10am to 1pm in the library community room.  Items for sale include fabric at $1 and $2 per yard, deeply discounted yarn, craft supplies, handicraft kits, sewing, knitting, and crochet notions.  There is also a large quantity of basket making supplies, a kit to make a fifty state quilt, brand new white tee shirts for crafting, a plush hand-hooked rug, and several working sewing machines.  Free patterns and information on websites with ideas for crafters will be available at the sale.

The library is located at 133 Farmer’s Turnpke in Gardiner.  For directions, or further information, call the library at 845-255-1255 or visit www.gardinerlibrary.org or the library’s facebook page.