Wesley Willows Celebrates National Quilt Day

By: From Wessley Willows
By: From Wessley Willows

ROCKFORD (WW) -- On Friday, March 18, 2011, Wesley Willows will showcase quilts from local quilters Donna Langford and Kammy Keyes in honor of National Quilt Day.

As members of the Sinnissippi Quilters quilt guild, they thrive on the creative outlet quilting provides. Langford and Keyes will show their creations and several historic examples in celebration of National Quilt Day.

Donna Langford began quilting about 20 years ago because she wanted to make something for her soon-to-be-born daughter. “I took my first class and I was hooked,” she stated. Since that time, Langford has grown her hobby in to a business, creating her own patterns.

Kammy Keyes moved to Rockford from Pheonix, AZ, where she taught quilting classes and was a leader for Project Linus, a volunteer program that provides handmade blankets, quilts, and afghans for children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need of comfort.

“There is something very exciting putting something together that you’ve created from scratch,” Keyes said of her love of quilting.

The Wesley Willows Quilt Exhibit and Reception invites the public to meet the quilt artists and view their work in the Grand Lobby of the Town Center.

What: Art in the Willows: A Quilt Showcase
When: Friday, March 18, 2:00-4:00 PM
Where: Town Center, 4142 Johns Farm Road, Rockford, IL 61101
Why: To Celebrate National Quilt Day


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