A local quilting club is currently brightening the Highland County District Library with its many and varied patterns.
The club’s display marks the second year that the Country Quilters have been featured at the library. The club was first formed in 1985. Since that time, members have patched and stitched their way into the fabric of the local community.
The club has an upcoming quilt show on July 14 and 15 at the senior high school. Proceeds from the show go toward a variety of local charities and organizations, said club members Jim and Sue Lehne.
“We do not keep any of the money,” Sue Lehne added.
Club member Cathy Hone also said that throughout the year the Country Quilters contribute to other charitable projects.
“The last couple years we have all made patriotic quilts,” and given them to the VA in Georgetown, Hone said. She added that in January the club makes baby quilts for the year’s first newborns.
Highland County District Library Assistant Supervisor Donna O’Dom said, “It would be hard to find any nicer people than this group of talented quilters.”
She added, “Also, we have lots of great quilt books for anyone interested in learning the art of quilting.”
To stay updated on the library’s changing displays, search “The Highland County District Library of Ohio” on Facebook. If interested in displaying items, contact O’Dom at the library at 937-393-3114.
Sarah Allen is a copy cataloger at the Highland County District Library in Hillsboro.
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