SALT LAKE CITY— Nationally recognized quilter and storyteller Jodi Warner will host a series of storytelling events at the Church History Museum on Saturday, 14 May.  Jodi will host a children’s story hour at 2:30 p.m. and again at 4:00 p.m. Later that evening she’ll give a presentation for adults entitled “Story of a Quilt Artist,” at 7:00 p.m.  Each of these events is open to the public and will be held in the auditorium of the Church History Museum. 

During the afternoon presentations, children will enjoy listening to the combining of quilts and stories that have traditionally been wrapped up together at bedtime.  This presentation promotes the relationship between quilts and stories.  Jodi has created and assembled a patchwork collection to encourage the sharing of stories between children and adults, and to nurture the beauty of the human response to quilts.

Listen to Book of Mormon stories unfold as Jodi shares her award winning quilt, “Lessons among the Leaves.”  Selections to be shown also include quilts made specifically to help illustrate familiar stories, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrice Potter, as well as pieces paired with more contemporary tales, such as The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett.  Bright colors, varied shapes, and wonderful storybooks make this presentation fun for children and adults.  Seating is limited for this event, so please reserve a seat for your child by calling 801-240-4615.

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The 7:00 p.m. presentation geared towards adults is entitled The Story Telling Quilt: Patchwork Imaginings, The Story of a Quilt Artist.  This presentation will include a brief introduction to Jodi’s personal quilting journey.  She will discuss quilts displayed in the Church’s International Art Competitions, highlighting the stories they tell of human relationships.  The 60-minute presentation will also include an introduction to quilts from the Patchwork Imaginings collection.

The Church History Museum is located at 45 N. West Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. 

All events are offered with no charge.

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