The Greenville Bicentennial quilt, given away as part of the 200-year celebration, has been donated to the Bond County Historical Society by an anonymous donor.
The quilt features 24 blocks depicting buildings from Greenville’s past and present and one block with the bicentennial logo.
A committee, headed by Nancy Gillard, with the assistance of the Creative Stitchers Guild, organized the fundraiser with over $900 raised.
The quilt was given away on December 31st.
Kevin Kaegy, president of the historical society, said the group is very pleased to keep and display the quilt as a piece of community history:
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This is the second bicentennial quilt in the possession of the historical society, according to Kaegy. Another one, created by Virginia Schewe and her daughter, is a historic quilt that features historic buildings and photos.
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The society plans to display both bicentennial quilts at the 14th annual Quilt Show on March 19th at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. After that, they will be displayed in the society’s Hoiles-Davis Museum.