On Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m., the Louisiana Area Historical Museum at 304 Georgia Street will host a program of the many styles and patterns of quilts.
Attendees may bring quilts with them to show, and to share a brief background of their family treasure. Light refreshments will be served. Friends of the Library is co-hosting this annual event with the Museum Board.
Two recently acquired signature or friendship quilts will be on display. One, a red-work on white quilt, features the names of 580 members and pastors of the Grassy Creek Baptist Church community made by the Ladies Aid Society in 1915. Family names include Love, Holliday, Hufford, Sparks, Houchin, Waddell, Lonagan, Norvell, Henderson, and dozens more.
The second quilt, a brick-laid block pattern in blues, browns, tans, and reds, features men’s names from the Pike area and the dates December 7, 1941, and September 5, 1945. Two names have embroidered gold stars. These quilts will remain on permanent display in the museum after the program.
The museum is eager to honor these veterans and former area citizens. The museum’s quilts, 100 years old and from World War II, are a record of local history, as are thefamily heirlooms, crazy quilts, embroideries, and pieced works.