Quilts are displayed outdoors in Libertyville senior community
Quilts were displayed outside residences in a Libertyville 55-and-older community Saturday, giving people a chance to see one another while adding a splash of color to the neighborhood.
With indoor quilt shows across the country canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, event co-organizers Jackie Pyter and Sharon Pierluissi decided to have an outdoor quilt show within their community, Victoria Park. The event was supposed to take place last week, since Sept. 12 was "National Hang a Quilt Outside Day," but it was postponed because of rainy weather.
The idea was for whoever quilted already in the community to hang their own quilts and then for anyone who had quilts made by family members to hang theirs as well, Pierluissi said. Residents then walked around the neighborhood and viewed the displays.
"Some of the quilts here are very old, and it's awesome," Pierluissi said.
Resident Eleanor Botker, 93, displayed a 100-year-old quilt that was made by her grandmother.
"It's just something fun to do, and we can do it together, but we're outside," Pyter said.