Exhibit highlights commemorative quilts

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Old and recent Mennonite and Amish quilts that record and honor significant life events will be on display in the Harold and Wilma Good Library basement gallery at Goshen College. The exhibit opens on Sunday, March 16 and will be on display through July 27, 2014. A reception will take place on Sunday, March 16, 3-5 p.m., in the Good Library Gallery.

Author, quilter to speak at Goshen College

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Author, quiltmaker and Goshen College graduate Janneken Smucker will be on campus on Jan. 13 and 14 to speak about her new book, “Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon,” which explores how Amish quilts evolved from practical bed linens to contemporary art. The book was included in the New York Times Holiday Gift Guide for 2013.