Methodist Church set to host quilt display

Melissa Federspill

Staff writer

Set to adorn the pews of First United Methodist Church on Oct. 4-5, the Sanctuary Quilts exhibit will feature a display of vibrant colors, intricate patterns and mesmerizing craftsmanship.

“This exhibit will truly be a feast for the eyes,” said Kay Brieden, coordinator for the event.

The display is a compilation of new and vintage quilts, some contemporary while others pre-date the 1908 sanctuary.

“There will be all sizes and patterns of quilts, hand-pieced and quilted as well as machine-pieced and quilted,” said Brieden.

The oldest quilt in the exhibit is dated 1880, belonging to Les and Kay Brieden.

“We have a quilt that my husband’s great-grandmother completed when his grandmother was born,” she said. “It is a red and white Irish chain that was hand pieced. An outline of the baby’s footprints and the date are embroidered in one corner.”

There is no admission fee to view the exhibit, but the group is accepting donations.


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