A signature quilt, and a memorable evening

That one-of-a-kind quilt is hanging near the door of the Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church – but it’s in the market for a new owner. Your WSB co-publishers got the story behind it Wednesday night while talking to Little Pilgrim School director Lorrie Cook after our guest appearance in the church’s “Re-creating Community in Our Day” series:

Thanks to Kevin McClintic for the photo, and thanks to everybody who came out to share in the chat, and to Rev. David Kratz and his church for inviting us; next Wednesday at 7 pm, Diane Shiner speaks on “The Interplay of Environment and Community.” Now back to that quilt: School parent Krista Withers designed and crafted it, and it has a square for each student in Little Pilgrim School, designed in consultation with the students – each one met with her to choose fabric, designate an animal, and apply their “signature.” It’s in the tradition of signature/friendship quilts dating as far back as the Civil War, created as raffle items to raise money for soldiers — now, it’s being raffled to raise money for the school, and the raffle happens May 3rd at the Little Pilgrim Spring Parent Workshop. Tickets are just $1 each, six for $5, and if you don’t have friends/family at the school from whom you can buy ’em, contact Lorrie Cook at lorrie@fauntleroyucc.org or 932-5600.

2 Replies to "A signature quilt, and a memorable evening"

  • Ron Richardson March 12, 2009 (8:31 am)

    Tracy and Patrick,
    Thanks for appearing at Fauntleroy and sharing thoughts about community and the role of the blog in the process. I am encouraged listening to your presentation about the internet (and the WS blog in particular). The WS blog is becoming the mortar to pull and hold communities together. I especially enjoy how folks can use your site to become aware of needs and find ways to help one another out. I still don’t know how you do it all unless you work 20 hours a day.
    Ron Richardson

  • JanS March 12, 2009 (10:03 am)

    TR and Patrick…little do they know that you work at least 20 hours a day, sometimes 30. I’m sorry I missed your talk last night. For me, you have brought my community closer to me in the last two years than all of the other 32 years I’ve been here. I have made wonderful friends, connected with good clients, become much, much closer to my community than I thought possible. Despite glitches, this is a wonderful place (WSB, I mean)…and I hope it continues to be a more and more important part of our community. Many thanks for your hard work and dedication.

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