Celebrating the Art of Quilting

Celebration 2021 Induction Ceremony

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The Celebration 2021 Induction Ceremony will be held in Meeting Room B at the Marion Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilts will receive the Crystal Thimble for their significant impact in the world of quilting, from their first quilts in 1945 given to war-torn Europe to today's average world distribution of 300,000 quilts to meet the needs of those affected by poverty and disaster.

Mary Gasperik will receive the Heritage Honoree Induction for her championship quilting as she assimilated to American life after immigrating from Hungary.

Marti Michell will receive the Honoree Induction for her clear understanding of quilting as an art and a business.