The following is a press release from the Westfield Memorial Library:
Margaret Beach will speak at the Westfield Memorial Library on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on her narrative quilts in the venerated American tradition of quilt making by women but with a distinctive, contemporary touch.
Self-taught in the art and craft of quilt making, Ms. Beach uses bright colors and complicated patterns and draws on famous poets and authors – among them Shakespeare, Henry David Thoreau and James Thurber – for her inspiration. Her subject matter includes everyday activities and autobiographical events as well as significant moments in history. She expresses both the humor and pathos of the human condition and demonstrates a strong connection with and understanding of people of all ages, races, religions and nationalities in her work.
Ms. Beach will be displaying many of her quilts at this event, and she will answer questions about her work and technique following the lecture.
This event will be the fifth and final program at the Library presented by the Friends of the Westfield Memorial during the 2012 celebration of their 40th Anniversary of volunteer service and advocacy to the community.