‘100 Dresses, 100 Memories’

The Ephraim Moravian Church will host a quilt show and program July 16 at 9 am. Master quilter, artist and storyteller Deb Lindahl is an insightful, dynamic, and humorous speaker who will share her inspiration for her 100-dresses quilt and some of the stories behind the quilt blocks.

“My grandmother, Mabel Olivia Wann Nelson, was born in 1891, and hers was not an easy life. My uncle interviewed her for her life story in 1967, and I thought it was important to be able to tell her stories,” said Lindahl. “As a quilter, my medium for telling stories was sewing 100 block dresses with fabrics from my mother’s dresses, my mother-in-law’s dresses and fabrics from clothes I sewed from my children and grandchildren. All the stories have now been written down and photographs accompany the stories.”

The “100 Dresses, 100 Memories” program and quilt show features a display of all of her quilts and is free. Refreshments provided. RSVP by July 12 to 920.854.2804. A display and free-will offering for Bookfriends International, a group that enables girls in Tanzania to stay in school by providing them with sanitary supplies, accompanies the show.

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