Do you have an article of clothing, a bedspread, drapery or any other fabric that is significant to your family, culture or ethnic background? Or perhaps you have a piece of trim from a wedding gown that an ancestor wore, or a button or other notion that a family member passed down to you.

The Southford Falls Quilters would love to have a small piece of it and incorporate it into a community quilt. They are looking for pieces of fabric at least 8” square that can be sewn into a “crazy quilt.”

As part of a Community Grant from the Valley Community Foundation, the Southford Falls Quilters are planning to represent the diverse community of the Valley towns (Shelton, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour and Oxford) in a quilt that will be created in the Crazy Quilt style of the early 1900s. Crazy Quilts were typically made from lavish fabrics and embellished with lace and hand stitched embroidery. Using some of these techniques, the Southford Falls Quilters will create a quilt using fabric and notions donated by Valley residents.

This is where YOUR help is needed. If you do have something that could be added to this quilt, please reach out to the Southford Falls Quilters at

The quilt is planned to be completed by Spring 2024 and donated for public display in the Valley. Learning more about the people in our community brings us together and is a benefit to all of us. Southford Falls Quilters are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Friends of Derby Public Library Info & Organizational Meeting
Wednesday, September, 13th at 1 PM
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Light refreshments will be provided.



Sports Talk with Rich Marazzi & The Silver Sluggers

The long-standing tradition of lively meetings about America’s favorite pastime led by author and Major League rules consultant, Rich Marazzi, continues in the Upper Level Meeting Room of Derby Public Library.

Meetings will are every other Thursday throughout the season and some will include special guests and memorabilia. Feel like a 12 year-old kid again while singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame and sharing memories with fellow baseball aficionados. 


There’s always something happening at Derby Public Library for patrons of all ages.

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This programming is sponsored by the Jane C. and David B. Cohen Fund through the Valley Community Foundation in memory of David B. Cohen.