Well-known quiltmaker Rosemary Bawn presented her Fenway quilts at Morning Assembly on Monday, September 16.
Assisted by DCD Librarian, Marge Farquharson, herself a noted quiltmaker, Rosemary showed a series a quilts inspired by her love of baseball and others inspired by children’s stories and fairy tales.
She fell in love with the Red Sox in the late 1960s and began going to almost all home games where she sat in the bleachers in one dollar seats. She got to know many of the players and even babysat for some. Based on her continuing passion for baseball and the Red Sox she has produced many quilts on the theme. In fact, a number of players, including Jonathan Papelbon, have commissioned her to make personal quilts for them. Many of her quilts feature players’ autographs.
Rosemary, who trained as a graphic artist, designed the DCD Centennial quilt. She has made many pictorial quilts that have been exhibited in museums and at quilt shows, and her work is recognized regionally.