Event date: 11/7/2018 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Export event Elaine Evans / Thursday, February 8, 2018 / Categories: Events, Bicentennial Event Bargain Quilts and the Quilt Buy of the Century McHenry County Historical Society & Museum Janette Dwyer, former owner of Quilt Quarters in Geneseo, has spent the past 26 years sewing and collecting quilts. Her collection, which now tops 300, dates from the 1880s to the present day. She will bring about 30 quilts with her for the presentation – including two gems from the Century of Progress at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. She will talk about the quilts, as well as the fair's history, and show off other “bargains” she has uncovered. The Gazebo Valor Quilters, a group of about 40 women from the northwest suburbs, also will honor veterans with quilts that day. A drawing for the Heritage Quilters’ raffle quilt, an homage to World War I titled “Forever Poppies” and a show-and-tell also are part of the program. Admission is $7 for Society members, $10 for nonmembers. Location: McHenry County Historical Society Museum 6422 Main St. Union, IL 60180 (Map) More info at www.gothistory.org Previous Article ILLINOIS CLASSICS: A Bicentennial Reading List Next Article We’re Gonna Party Like it is 1818! Print 384 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Chicago World's Fair Illinois Bicentennial Bicentennial Event Quilts Century of Progress McHenry County Please login or register to post comments.