The quilt in this photo is the work of the late Mary Ellen Fox, who fashioned it at the time of the Quimby Centennial celebration in 1987. The patches on the quilt are samples of dresses which were worn by Quimby ladies during the Centennial celebration, and the names of the dress owners are embroidered next to each sample. Photo by Dan Whitney
During the Quimby Quasquicentennial Celebration this summer, community members are encouraged to bring any quilts, particularly of an older vintage, or other wall hangings, to be displayed at the Baptist Church in Quimby. The Quilt Display will be setting up on the evening of June 28th, and the quilts will be displayed throughout the town's celebration, through Sunday July 1. There will be someone present at all times when the display is open for public viewing, and the building will not be open overnight.
Anyone who would like to contribute a quilt or wall hanging to the display, or who would like to volunteer to take a shift watching over the display, should call Jo Anne Tapper at 712-225-5213.
The quilt pictured here is one of those that will be on display, and Jo Anne Tapper says that if anyone has one of the dresses sampled on the quilt, they are certainly welcome to wear it to the display and be photographed next to the quilt.