Woodbury quilts on display on Oct. 2

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:16

    HIGHLAND MILLS-Quilting, its art and history will be on display Oct. 2 program as part of the Woodbury Historical Society's second annual "Quilt Show" at the Senior Center/Public Library on Route 105 (Highland Avenue) in Highland Mills from 2 to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited. There will be a "Kids' Korner," where children will be able to use paper patterns and leftover scraps to make pattern blocks which they can take home and stitch. Adults will get to do a "signature block" on which they can pen the own design and name. Quilters will then put all the signature blocks together for posterity. One of the most interesting quilts on display in the show was made in 1941 for the Highland Mills Methodist Church as a fund-raiser. At the time, people were asked to pay 10 cents to have their names embroidered on the quilt. When completed, it was auctioned off. Besides church members, the names on the quilt include numerous town, school and business leaders of the time. The 1941 quilt was actually created by Emma McWhorter and her mother who were life-long members of the church. She also was Woodbury town historian for many years. Over the years, the quilt has been in the possession of several people. June Menkens of Central Valley, an avid and talented quilter herself, now owns it. Other quilts on display will include the 1989 Woodbury Centennial Quilt, the 9/11 Memorial Quilt, the Montessori Patch Quilt, plus Quaker, family heirloom, and modern quilts. Quilting demonstrations will also be provided. June Menkens, Audrey Salvatore and other noted local quilters will be on hand to answer questions and talk about caring and preserving quilts. For more information, call 928-6378 or 928-6770.