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Armstrong Quilt on Display at County Library
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014

Debbie Armstrong’s incredible “Crazy Quilt” is now on display in the Stribling Room of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Debbie is self-taught and handcrafted the quilt in 1999. This is her first quilt and took about a year to complete. Her process of creating each piece with hand embroidery to depict a certain relevance to her life has resulted in a unique piece of art. Debbie once read that, historically, crazy quilts contained at least 100 different embroidery stitches, and her quilt has many, many more. Various friends gave her pieces of fabric and personal items to add for embellishment. Even her son’s diaper pins have been included to emphasize a milestone in her life. Be sure to come see this amazing quilt and see if you can characterize the different squares. You might find a Valentine, something about the Millennium, or towns where she has lived—and there is so much more to discover!

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