Coming November 14: Kickoff Event for the Shenandoah Valley Tapestry Project

Shenandoah Valley Tapestry

Margaretta Barton Colt will speak about her experiences writing “Defend the Valley” and how it inspired Duff’s painting which showcases many of the buildings that are referenced in the book and are familiar landmarks in Winchester and Frederick County. Colt will also share her new memoir, “Martial Bliss: The Story of The Military Bookman”, which describes the Colts’ antiquarian bookstore and how it provided the impetus for writing “Defend the Valley.” An exhibit of artwork to highlight many of the talented people working on the tapestry as well as other members of the community will be on display from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the lower level of Handley Library. Event goers will be able to admire the artwork before and after Colt’s presentation. Attendees will also be able to take a stitch and sign their name in the “Shenandoah Valley Tapestry- A Journey through Time” log book. Those who attend the event will see which historical homes and buildings will be stitched in the tapestry and also have the option to adopt one. The Winchester Book Gallery will provide copies of Colt’s book which will be available to purchase.

Date: November 14, 2015
Time: The Stitch in Time art exhibit will be displayed from noon-5 PM
A Journey Through Time with author Margaretta Barton Colt will start at 2 PM
Location: Handley Library, Lower Level, 100 West Piccadilly Street
This event is free and open to the public!