Photo by Sue WatsonMaxine Thompson uses the sewing machine to make quilt blocks. She is a member of Happy Quilters.
Courtesy photoMarjorie Jones is pictured with her Featherly Feathered Star quilt.
Photo by Sue WatsonJanet Jolley looks at quilts with flour sack backings.
Quilts, quilts and more quilts
The Marshall County Extension Service held a quilt display during the recent Tour of Historic Homes. Sixty quilts, many handmade vintage quilts, were on display throughout the Extension office.
Some were wall hanging size to queen bed size, hand-quilted or machine-quilted, appliqué or embroidery or T-shirt quilts.
“The quilts were breathtaking,” said Extension agent Janet Jolley.
They included a historical quilt from Mineral Wells Methodist Church, a log cabin design with members’ names embroidered on each log. The quilt is thought to have been made in the 1940s.
A second vintage quilt on display, thought to have been made in the early 1900s has a postage stamp design and flour sacks were used for backing.
Other designs included Row By Row, T-shirt quilts and Ruffled Roses and Wonky Log Cabin.
Visitors were allowed to vote for their favorite quilt. This year the Viewer’s Choice Award went to Majorie Jones with her Featherly Feathered Star Quilt which she pieced and quilted herself.
The Happy Quilters Group meets every first and third Thursday each month at the Extension office at 120 South Spring Street at 9 a.m. They make blocks and quilts for local charities including the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department to give to children and to Holly Springs Health and Rehab for residents. They expect to have their third quilt show again in spring of 2019.
Call 662-252-3531 for more information.