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Naperville Quilts!

Many may argue that seeing Naper Settlement up close in person is something that can’t be beat, however, seeing the museum in another form is a must see as well.

“In 1982 my younger brother Daniel who now lives in Kansas did all of the stone masonry on the blacksmith shop and as a tribute to him and as just an honor for him I wanted to do the quilt of this building,” said Carolyn Lauing-Finzer, White Glove Lady at Naperville Quilts!

Carolyn was one of 16 needlework artists participating in the quilt challenge hosted by The Riverwalk Quilters Guild, which showcased different areas of Naper Settlement sewed into a 20×20 inch quilt.

The pieces were shown at eight public venues across Naperville including the three public libraries, the municipal center and closed out at their main event, Naperville Quilts! alongside just over 250 other quilts.

“The theme of this show is philanthropy and we wanted to have this show to show what quilters do to give back to the community so we have philanthropic organizations showing what they do, a place upstairs for people to make kennel quilts for homeless pets, and then we wanted to show what we do quilt wise,” said Celeste Akre, Co-Chair of Naperville Quilts!

Although none of the quilts were for sale, these groups of quilters are hoping that anyone interested will stop by their meetings on the second Tuesday of each month.

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