Brieden displays quilt collection

Kay Brieden was on hand April 11 during the El Progreso Club meeting to display her collection of quilts. The meeting took place at the El Progreso Memorial Library.

According to club members, each of the quilts had a story and many date back generations. Quilt names included Irish Chain, Doll, Flour Sack and Friendship.

One utilized Civil War reproduction fabric, while others used embroidered piecing.

Brieden first saw quilts in her grandmother’s bedroom, where the quilt frame hung from the ceiling and was let down to work on. Brieden has made quilt patterns that are published. She is involved with the Uvalde Quilt Guild and the Quilts of Grace project.

The project welcomes financial and fabric donations. Quilts made are donated to local children and teens in traumatic situations. Some of Brieden’s quilts are on display at the El Progreso Library this month.

The business meeting continued with a report on the Fun Shoot fundraiser. The profit was $10,000 which will got toward shelving and other needs of the library. The next meeting is May 10 at the Davis home. Tom Dubose will be present and a potluck meal is planned.



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