Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 07 July 2009 14:20
Nellie Jost, Elfrieda Fast, Helen Fenstermacher (from left) and Betty Barr (not pictured) are working on a single wedding-ring quilt to be auctioned in the fall. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Hillsboro Senior Center, said director Mary Dudley. The date for the auction has not been determined yet. The quilt pieces, she said, date back to the 1930s, with many of the blocks made from feed sacks. When completed, the quilt will measure 70 inches by 70 inches and will have taken more than 40 hours to complete. The quilt blocks were made by Elma Flora. The public is welcome to view the quilt-making in progress at the center at 212 N. Main.