Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Author Says Every Quilt Tells a Story.

Byline: Michelle Pentz For the Journal

* Lives of creators evident in use of scraps of cloth

Quilts should be read just like a story, says Dorothy Zopf, a Taos-based quilt historian and life-long quilter. "At first glance, it may not seem like something attractive to you; but step a little closer and read the fine print," advises Zopf, 72. "You'd be surprised at what you find."

Zopf was officially retired when she moved against her will to Taos from Yellow Springs, Ohio with her husband in 1981.

After a period of isolation and loneliness in what seemed a foreign land, a group of warm-hearted, Spanish-speaking quilters invited her to join their lunchtime circle at La Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Arroyo Seco. Zopf discovered not only a community to call her own but a new career ignited by a shared passion.

"Surviving the Winter" is the name of Zopf's book, which she is unveiling to the public today. The book signing, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p. …

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