Quilters piece together history
Volunteer quilters on Thursday took more than 70 squares submitted by state quilters for a project to honor the state's sesquicentennial and pieced them together. The quilt, shown here before its border was added, will go next to a quilter in Duck to be hand stitched to its backing. From left are Sandy Sheffield, Winona Bays, Toni Asbury, Sheryl Carpenter, Corky Perry and Eileen Farren. All are from the Huntington area except for Carpenter, who is from Parkersburg.
Sandy Sheffield, left, and Sheryl Carpenter sew together pieces of fabric in a braided pattern that will comprise the quilt's border. Carpenter brought along her 1953 Singer Featherweight sewing machine for the task.
Quilters from all 55 counties in the state submitted squares with provided fabric. They included squares like the one at left, which has embroidered embellishments, in this case a coal tipple, and the one at right that shows the landmark entry to Wayne County's Camden Park.