Introduction to Creating a 350th Celebration Quilt Block

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Southbury 350th Anniversary

The Town of Southbury is holding events and activities all year long to celebrate 350 years of community, culture and history (1673-2023), aimed at highlighting the past and progress of the one and only Southbury.

The 350th Anniversary Steering Committee consists of John Dwyer and Kevin Bielmeier (co-chairs), Brian Jones (vice-chair), Justin Bette, Lynn Dwyer, Melinda Elliott, Michael Ganem, Kara Kenney, Mary Korsu, and Gosia Liedlich.

In 1673, 15 families from Stratford travelled up the Pootatuck (Housatonic) River on rafts and canoes, settling on land in this area known as the Pomperaug Plantation, which was purchased from the Pootatuck Native Americans. Those religious dissidents spent their first night in Woodbury and the second night under a white oak tree on Crook Horn Road, by the former Berry Farm, now known as Settlers Park, in what is now known as Southbury.

Event Details

In honor of the 350th anniversary, the Southbury Arts & Culture Committee has organized a Community Quilt Project.  

Join us as we learn more about quilting, and how to make your 350th Celebration quilt square. Christy Keefe of the Southford Falls Quilt Guild will discuss the basic techniques, tools and materials that could be utilized in creating your 350th Celebration quilt square. Connect with experienced quilters during a Q&A for advice on process and design. Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook and writing utensils to take notes and jot down design ideas.

The Arts & Culture Subcommittee members will be hand to answer questions about the Community Quilt Project and workshop participants will have the opportunity to register for the project and receive their blank fabric square.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required.  For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.



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