5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.
Join us on Saturday, March 31st at 11:00am in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library for 'A Passion for Quilts' - a fascinating presentation with Sue Reich, an avid quilt collector, author and historian. The lecture will include a display and discussion of quilts. Light refreshments will be served. Sue began quilting as a child at her Grandmother Martin's farm in Crawford County, PA. Like many women in the 1970s, the Bicentennial celebration sparked her love for quilt-making and an interest in the history of quilts. Shortly after settling in Connecticut in 1980, the Connecticut Quilt Search Project began. Alongside approximately fifty dedicated women, Sue documented and researched 3,000 plus quilts over six years, culminating in the publication of Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut. That experience, and her membership in the American Quilt Study Group became the spring board to more publications Quilting News of Yesteryear: 1,000 Pieces and Counting, Crazy as a Bed-Quilt, World War II Quilts, and Quiltings, Frolicks and Bees: One Hundred Years of Signature Quilts. Through presentations and exhibits, Sue has shared her collections of World War II quilts, Flower Garden quilts, Signature quilts, Crazy quilts, Connecticut quilts, etc. Washington resident, Sue Reich has been guest curator at the New England Quilt Museum, the Museum of the American Quilter, the Litchfield Historical Society, the Mattatuck Museum, and the Gunn Museum. She has also lectured at the Quilter's Hall of Fame, The Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, TN, the Women's Creativity Conference Quinnipiac University, the Webb, Deane, Stevens Museum, the Wethersfield Museum, the New England Quilt Museum, the American Quilt Study Group, the Bruce Museum, etc. and quilt guilds across the U.S.