History Center Projects
Our guild has had several projects with the History Center in Ithaca. We have recently completed a quilt, including doing the hand quilting, for the bicentennial of Tompkins County.
The sawtooth mountain reproduction quilt was made by members of the guild for the bicentennial of Tompkins County. It is based on a quilt from the 1850s in the History Center collection which is too fragile to travel for the celebrations.
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 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.