LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 15, 2010)—The Heart of Maryland Libraries Quilt is on display at the Leonardtown Library through July 30. The quilt features 27 unique squares that were crafted by librarians across the state and represent their individual libraries.
Lois Coryell, reference librarian at Leonardtown Library, was responsible for the quilt square for St. Marys County Library. She used the book cover of the local history book, Where Maryland Began as the inspiration for the quilt square. Dennis Gillikin and Marylee Russell contributed to the design.
The public is invited to view the quilt. The library is also hosting a Quilters Tea on Friday, July 16, at 2:30 p.m. at Leonardtown to explain the quilt in more detail. Diane Fenwick of Olde Towne Stitchery will be available to answer quilting questions.
This quilt was created by the Maryland Library Association to convey the message that all Maryland libraries are united. The idea for it was conceived in early 2008 by Margaret Carty, Maryland Library Association Executive Director.