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Club makes quilt for Welcome Center

The Unaka Piecemakers Quilt Group has been
meeting the past few weeks to make a quilt for the
Welcome Center at the Clear Branch exit on I-26. For
two weeks the group met at the Welcome Center, set
up their frame, and spent most of the day working on
the quilt, while talking to visitors. The visitors, who
were from all over the country, took great interest in
seeing this old mountain craft actually being done at a
welcome center.
This particular quilt is called, The Underground
Railroad. The pattern for this sampler quilt came from
a book by Eleanor Burns and Sue Bouchard. The inspiration
for the 15 blocks making up the quilt came
from the book, Hidden in Plain View, written by Jacquelin
L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard.
For more information about the quilt, or the Peacemakers
Quilt Group, call Brenda Wilkins at 743-9154.