Quilt Day exhibit to celebrate Texas Independene at Jacksonville College

Dr. Deborah Burkett, chair of the Cherokee County Historical Commission and author of Quilts and Their Stories: Binding Generations Together , displays a quilt titled the Everlasting Star from her collection. This Texas quilt made circa 1880 will be displayed at the show .

The Barnwell Anderson Chapter of the Walter Prescott Webb Society, the Theater Program, the Cherokee County Historical Commission and the Summers A. Norman Library at Jacksonville College will host a Quilt Day on Sept. 23. 

Deborah Burkett, chairwoman of the Cherokee County Historical Commission, is author of “Quilts and Their Stories: Binding Generations Together" and will display one of the quilts from her collection in the lobby of the Mary S. Lewis Theater.  The quilt, circa 1880, is the Everlasting Star pattern.

The Webb Society, Norman Library, and the Theater Program will host the Quilt Day in the Mary S. Lewis Theater on the Jacksonville College campus at 512 Kickapoo. 

The event will include competitions in four categories:  contemporary, antique, Texas themed, and student creations.  

Entry fees are $5 each, and individuals are limited to two entries. Entry forms will need to include the name of the quilt pattern (if known), whether it was hand- or machine-quilted, the fabrics used, the year or decade it was created, who created it and the history and family history associated with the quilt.   

During the competition portion of the day, the quilt will be displayed and attendees will be provided with the details concerning the entries.

Jo Caraway, president of the Cherokee County Quilt Guild, and members will judge the show.

For information, contact Patricia Richey at prichey@jacksonville-college.edu, Mary Lewis at mlewis@jacksonville-college.edu, or Linda Thomas at lthomas@jacksonville-college.edu.  

Application forms for quilt entries are available at the College’s Norman Library or by sending an email to 180thtexasindependence@cocherokee.org

- Betty Waters 


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