The Stonewall Heritage Society will be conducting a search for quilts made prior to 1950 on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Peach Country RV Park’s Recreation Hall in Stonewall. The park is located at 14781 US Hwy. 290 E., Stonewall, Texas. $50 will be awarded to the oldest and best-preserved quilt found during this search.
Look for your old family quilts in your drawers, attics, trunks, cedar chests, or barns and bring them to the Recreation Hall so that the volunteers with your help can write down everything you know about each quilt. You will receive a copy of the form to take home with you for each quilt. Your quilt will also be photographed. In addition, information will be handed out about how to preserve and take care of your quilts for future generations. Kathleen McCrady a quilter who has studied quilt history for a long time will look at each quilt, discuss the quilt design, make an estimate of when the quilt was made, and give you more details about your quilt from a historical perspective. The monetary value of your quilt will not be discussed.
The Stonewall Heritage Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Stonewall and the Texas Hill Country. The Quilt Search Day will continue this goal.
Take the time to find to preserve the history of these wonderful old quilts constructed by quilters from days gone by. Please plan to attend. If you have any questions, call Kay Huffman at 512-740-0239.