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HAND QUILTING NEEDED
The lawyer’s puzzle quilt that has already been worked on some by the Guild needs to be hand quilted. It is on a frame on the main floor of the exhibit area at the History Center. TCQG members pieced the quilt based on one in the History Center collection some time ago.
The quilt is 74" x 87" with 238 5" blocks in rows 14 wide and 17 long, plus sawtooth border and binding. There is a stitch-in-the-ditch pattern on the original that is being reproduced on this quilt. The drawing is pinned to the quilt. The deadline to complete it is March 15, 2017; sooner is better.
Anyone who wants to help can access the quilt at The History Center, 401 E. State Street, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 11am - 5pm. Supplies are next to the quilt. Quilters are asked to log hours in the volunteer book and put everything back as found at the end of their session.
Vivien Rose is happy to meet anyone to introduce them to staff if needed, show them what she has done so far, where chairs are, and where the volunteer log book is. She can be reached at 387-3481 and 280-6328.
The finished quilt will be the official Bicentennial Quilt for Tompkins County, to be featured at the April 2017 celebrations and available for exhibit at venues county-wide through December 2017. It will become a part of the History Center collection at the end of 2017. More information is available on the History Center website.