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Local Quilter Shares Her Designs

Susan Marth designs quilts for all occasions.  But her favorite ones are not bed covers.  Instead, they include wall hangings, table runners, lap quilts and even quilted jackets.  One of her creations pays tribute to Abraham Lincoln, the favorite son of her native state of Illinois, while another immortalizes the Missouri writer, Mark Twain.

The mention of quilting might conjure up the picture of “little old ladies:” in a church basement.  But Marth began quilting as a young stay-at-home mom.  She works on her quilting in between cooking, cleaning and shopping for her family of 5.  When friends and family encouraged her to share her designs, she put them onto patterns.  While Marth enjoys the process of designing, many others prefer to use patterns they can copy.  She has written several books and offers a wide variety of patterns on herwebsite.

Marth was Steve Potter’s guest on “Cityscape.”  The discussion included the stories behind her Lincoln and Twain quilts, the process of designing and sewing a quilt and a picture of the modern-day quilter.

Mary Edwards came to St. Louis Public Radio in 1974, just after finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has served the station in a number of capacities over the years. From 1988-2014 she also taught an undergraduate class in radio production at Webster University. Mary was inducted into the St. Louis Media History Foundation Media Hall of Fame in April, 2017 and received the Gateway Media Literacy Partners' Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award in 2012. Mary retired from St. Louis Public Radio in 2018, but still serves the station as a St. Louis Symphony Producer.
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