Quilts and bobbin lace abound in the exhibit areas at the New City Library. In the Meeting Room, there are hanging quilts that range from traditional patterns to very current designs. The bold and bright colors are most striking. In past centuries, castles had huge tapestries adorning the walls as a way to reduce drafts and cold temperatures. Though not drafty, the library is able to accomodate quilts that are ten feet in length. One special quilt is a tribute to the late Dr. MacGuffie and her fight to end AIDS in Africa. This fine exhibit was organized by Mary Jane Sexton and her fellow friends and members of the Heritage Quilters of the Hudson.
A second exhibit features bobbin lace on loan from the Manhattan Chapter of the International Old Lacers. These samples may be seen in the exhibit cases by the Meeting Room. Bobbin lace is a very old craft that uses fine thread that is wound on small finger bobbins. Using a pattern, the bobbins are moved within following the design pattern.
Take a look. You will walk away inspired.