We meet every Thursday morning at the Museum. Ladies work on handquilting in the frame, working on their own projects or projects for the Club to help raise funds for the Museum. The volunteers are happy to share their knowledge. Call or email for more information. We're always looking for volunteers.
This was a great week in spite of the weather. Thursday almost all the volunteers were able to enjoy a potluck lunch together. It was also a goodbye lunch for our snowbird friends that will be leaving in the next few weeks.
Saturday a friendship quilt was returned. Dorothy Osborne was a resident of Chiefland and active with the Log Cabin Quilters. After her husband’s death she moved to Robinson, Illinois to be with family. She died a few years back leaving the family in Illinois to wonder what to do with the quilt. They brought it down to High Springs where another family member lives. They started searching around to find someone that might want the quilt. Winnelle Horne’s name was on the quilt as well as Alice Mae Hair, Vera Jordan, Thelma Cain and several others. The quilt is now home with us.
We get quilts donated to us for several reasons. The owner died and there was no one left in the family. It could also be that all the family members had been supplied with many quilts and that quilt had no meaning or memories for them. Our new quilt has meaning to us and not to them. As we read the names off, we remembered them.
We had a large donation of paperback books dropped off. We really don’t have the space for them so they’ll be donated to The NeverEnding Story a used book store on Main Street. Their profit goes to Paws and Claws, a pet rescue in Chiefland. We try to find places that need any of the donations we get that doesn’t really work for us. Now what do we do with a necktie wreath?
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