What's your favorite longstanding local business?
The Historical Society of University City is creating a list of businesses that have been a part of our U. City business community for 50 or more years (any business open by 1966, and still operating today). If you know of one of these long-time businesses, or if you own or work for one, please post below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send us their name and address and any history you know about this business. Thanks for your help.
Quintessential Quilt 2017 coming to the University City Public Library
This October, the Circle in the Square Quilters will present the nineteenth Quintessential Quilt exhibit at the University City Public Library. Over 70 quilts, both traditional and contemporary, represent the work of guild members. The quilts are shown in the library’s gallery and around the second floor balcony, creating a 360-degree display of St. Louis area quilting talent. More information about the quilt exhibit is available at circleinthesquare.org. The quilt exhibit originated in 1981 as part of the U City 75th Anniversary Celebration. For some quilt artists, this show has proven to be a stepping stone to national prominence.
The exhibit runs from Sunday, Oct. 1-27. The show is free and open to the public during the library’s usual hours. Additional activities for the exhibit include the opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 30, starting at 3:15 p.m. Quilt blogger Kevin the Quilter will present a free lecture, “Making Something from Nothing” at the University City Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Kevin will share his life as a man who quilts. Using an approach of energy and humor, he will show various pieces he has created using scraps, how he organizes his resources to work more efficiently, and share his passion for Quilts of Valor. The opening and lecture are free and open to the public. Circle in the Square Quilters create a raffle quilt which serves as a focus of publicity and fund-raising for the quilt exhibit. The winner of the raffle is drawn when the exhibit closes. This year’s quilt is “Heavenly Blues.” Tickets, sold at the library’s front desk, are $1 for a single ticket or $5 for 6 tickets.