Thread of life: Quil­ters

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Quilt­ing is an ac­tiv­ity tra­di­tion­ally per­formed by women in a group. It’s dif­fi­cult, painstak­ing la­bor to cre­ate beau­ti­ful, func­tional ob­jects that keep their fam­i­lies warm at night. To­gether, quil­ters piece and stitch their fab­ric, which is put to use in a quilt only after it has served a lifetime as some­thing else — cov­er­alls, an apron, dun­ga­rees. Ev­ery inch of a quilt has a story to tell. Quil­ters, a mu­si­cal writ­ten by Molly New­man and Bar­bara Da­mashek, is about a fron­tier woman and her six daugh­ters mak­ing a quilt and the mem­o­ries em­bed­ded in the fibers of each block. The Santa Fe Play­house (142 E. De Var­gas St.) presents Quil­ters, di­rected by Cather­ine Don­avon, from Fri­day, Oct. 31, through Sun­day, Nov. 16. Thurs­day, Fri­day, and Satur­day shows are at 7:30 p.m.; Sun­day mati­nees are at 2 p.m. Oct. 31’s gala be­gins at 6:30 p.m. Tick­ets are $20 with dis­counts avail­able. Call 800-838-3006 for tick­ets or visit www.santafe­play­house.org. — Jen­nifer Levin

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