Founding Members Honored

At the May 2003 meeting of The Schoolhouse Quilters' Guild, the membership celebrated their twenty-fifth year of existence and honored their founding members with a tea at the Gordon Roberts House on Washington Street. The tea was prepared by Sharon Nealis, Executive Director of the Allegany County Historical Society. Each founding member was presented with a silver schoolhouse charm and each shared memories of the early days of the Quilt Guild.

When The Schoolhouse Quilters' Guild was founded in November,1977 by Jane Patterson, there were 27 charter members. The first official meeting was held at the old schoolhouse on Breakneck Hollow Farm in Flintstone, Maryland. Patterson attended elementary school in the building which was then located in Spring Gap. She and her husband purchased the old school and had it moved to their farm where it became Patterson's studio. Below are pictures from the meeting. Click on thumbnails for larger images.

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The Gordon Roberts House

 

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Beautiful floral arrangement over the entrance

 

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The buffet table

 

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The dessert cake

 

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Our founders, Betty Fagan, Janet Williams, Ruth Edwards, Helen Brake, Dorothy Radcliffe, and Dorothy Stone - not pictured Agnes Edmiston and Eleanor Kastner

 

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Pouring over the scrapbook, Dot Radcliffe, Janet Williams and Virginia Moran

 

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Reminising, Dot Stone and Helen Brake

 

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Betty Fagan, Helen Brake, Janet Williams, Ruth Edwards, Dot Radcliffe, and Dot Stone

 
 

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Cancer Quilt made by Creative Needles Quilters to be given to the Onocology Department at Western Maryland Health Systems

 

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Opportunity Quilt for 2004

 

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The blocks in this quilt, made by Schoolhouse Quilters and Creative Needles Quilters, are recreations of old blocks using modern methods and materials. The quilt will be used by the Historical Society for educational purposes.