First Settlement Quilt Club Notes

CLUB WORKING TO HELP PROVIDE QUILTS FOR VICTIMS OF WILD FIRES

A quilting group in Australia has requested quilt blocks so they can make quilts for the victims of the wild fires in Australia.

That club requested 12 1/2-inch quilt blocks that will be made into quilts for the victims. They requested blocks designed as trees to represent re-growth and rebirth, but any design will be acceptable.

If anyone is able to donate such quilt blocks, contact Linda Hermann at 573-883-5058 or bring them to the next First Settlement Quilt Club meeting, which will be at noon on Monday February 3, in the lower level of the Ste. Genevieve Health Department on Basler Drive.

The quilt blocks are requested to be received by February 25, 2020.

The First Settlement Quilt Club meets each First Monday of the month at 12:30 pm in the lower level of the Ste. Genevieve Health Department. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to visit a meeting and learn about the almost-lost art of quilting.

An open house for anyone to learn more about quilting is being planned for later this spring.

HERMANN’S BLOCK WILL BE ON MISSOURI’S BICENTENNIAL QUILT

Missouri will be celebrating its bicentennial in 2021, and there was a request to have each of the 115 Missouri counties submit a quilt block depicting their county.

A quilt block [pictured] designed by Hermann was selected to represent Ste. Genevieve County. It is a fleur-de-lis design representing the county’s French heritage.

Missouri Star Quilt Company of Hamilton Missouri, has completed the quilt. It is possible the quilt may  travel to different parts of the state so residents can see it before it is hung in the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.

(Information from the First Settlement Quilt Club.)

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