Special to the News
The weather was beautiful, but the many quilts on display at the Memorial Quilt Walk held Sunday, October 8, were even more beautiful.
More than 160 quilts were on display at Edgewood Plantation for visitors to observe the artful composition of fabric pieces and colorful designs.
Some quilts predated 100 years with all stitches made by hand that commemorated the family heritage passed down through generations. Many beautiful quilts on display were made by local quilters, each precisely pieced with intricate patterns and endless hours of labor.
Several quilts also included embroidery designs within the quilt squares. Each quilt told a fascinating story.
Also during the event, Anita Spivey offered quilting demonstrations, and Debra Lamberth demonstrated the quilted ornaments. These demonstrations added a special touch to the day.
It was a good day for C.O.A.C.H., or Cancer Outreach and Community Hope, who sponsored the event. A special thanks is extended to the families sharing their works of art, to everyone who took time to help make the day a success and for each person who attended the event.
Those who participated in the Memorial Quilt Walk by sharing their memories through beloved quilts included Glenda Cardwell, Pat Windsor, Teresa Shurum, Mamie Ellis, Linda Goswick, Jackie Dean, Ellie McKissick, Jean Moe Prince, Sharon Ward, Carol Mullendore, Regina Bolan, John Harris, Susan Rogers, Jaci Robinson, Lattie Hardy, Shelia Ward, Jean Baker, Bridget Kelley, Lynn Anne Castleberry, Dorothy Dunlap, Frank Castleberry, Donna Brown, Brenda Strength, Shelley Wood, Debi Stover, Sharon Gray, Kacee Brown, Sandra Hill, Shelia Hardy, Anita Spivey, Ellen Smith, Janessa Sideris, Sharon Coffman, and Donna Packer.