|Linda Whitestone (left) with "Remembrance"|
Civil War Reproduction Quilt Contest
Award Winners Announced
Winners of the Civil War Reproduction Quilt Contest were announced at the quilter reception held recently at the Orange Historical Society. The quilt contest was part of the July Quabbin Civil War Remembrance held to honor the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War.
“The 1st place, Hand Quilted Award winner was Linda Whitestone for her quilt titled, “Remembrance” which memorializes the Abolitionist movement and the Ant-Slavery Fairs where quilts were sold to raise funds for the cause. The 2nd place, Hand Quilted Award was presented to Anita Bevis for “Americana” which featured an American Eagle,” Genevieve Fraser, the Quabbin Civil War Remembrance coordinator, stated.
|Nancy Blackmer (lt) and Historical Society president, Irene Ballou display Anne Markol's "Mary's Flower Garden"|
The 1st place, Machine Quilted prize was awarded to Anne Markol for “Mary's Flower Garden” quilted to honor the memory of Mary Todd Lincoln and all she endured with the loss of three children due to illness, as well as her brothers who fought for the Confederacy and the assassination of her husband, Abraham. According to Markol, “She often visited hospitals where she distributed flowers to wounded soldiers.”
place, Machine Quilted prize was awarded to Jennifer Aldrich for “Pot Holder
Quilt.” This type of quilt was often sewn by New England
women for the soldiers.
|Jennifer Aldrich's "Potholder"|
|Anita Bevis (right) displays "Americana" with Nancy Blackmer|
TOP PHOTO CAPTION: Linda Whitestone (left) and Nancy Blackmer (right) hold up the 1st prize Hand Quilted Award winning quilt entitled, "Remembrance," at the Orange Historical Society. The Civil War Reproduction Quilt Contest was part of the July Quabbin Civil War Remembrance in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War.
PHOTO CREDIT: Genevieve Fraser