50th Anniversary Wall Hanging

August 15, 2016 • Posted in
Charlotte Swope & Carolyn Bontrager

Charlotte Swope & Carolyn Bontrager

Carolyn Bontrager and Charlotte Swope worked together in appliqueing, piecing and hand quilting this special wall hanging. It measures 65×65 inches and is made with 50 different Civil War Reproduction cotton fabrics and includes 40 different 6 inch blocks. Over 325 yards of thread was used for quilting! The wall hanging is treated with permanent stain and sun fade protection.

Carolyn began donating quilt items to the Relief Sale in 1997 and Charlotte in 2001. Carolyn attributes her love for piecing quilts and wall hangings to the Showalter Sisters (Anna, Mary and Laura) – her 3 aunts – who donated a quilt to the Relief Sale each year from the very beginning at Paul Wenger’s Farm in Waynesboro, and to Katie Weaver who taught her how to piece and quilt when Carolyn was a teenager. Charlotte really enjoys making quilts and wall hangings and feels it’s a valued way she can donate to the Relief Sale.

“Round Robin” wall hanging is a beautiful piece that you’ll want to be sure and bid on this year! Take home a piece of Relief Sale history!

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