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Quilts aplenty at museum

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Fort Lupton’s museum brings together “The Comfort of Time” exhibit through March. It’s a display of handmade vintage coverlets, quilts and comforter quilts that represent meaning. Pictured is a quilt called Dresden Plates. It was a design that was created in Dresden, Germany, during the 19th-century Victorian Era. It was the romanticism movement in art. The design elaborated romantic decoration of flowers, fruits and foliage for household items and décor. “A comforter is romantic. It’s a blanket or covering that gives you comfort,” said DebraRay Thompson, Fort Lupton Museum supervisor. Quilts throughout the decades were created with mementoes, borders and symbols for sharing with family, friends and love. The cloths can be dated by the pattern, floral or design of the decade. The quilts of today are created with the same type of passion. The exhibit continues through March at 453 First St. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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