SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — A signature quilt believed to be 100 years old and made by women from West Milford United Methodist churches in Harrison County has a rich history to tell about the hundreds of people associated with it and the money it generated.
The quilt was “discovered” as part of the West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project, which is seeking to record the history of quilts made in, or currently residing in, West Virginia. West Virginians who have quilts made prior to 1970 can have their quilts “documented” at the West Virginia Quilt Festival in Summersville on June 23-25.
There is no charge for bringing the quilts, but owners must make an appointment for their quilt documentation session. The West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project is sponsored by West Virginia Quilters Inc. in collaboration with the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. This program is presented with support from the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.
A similar documentation day last fall brought to light the West Milford quilt…