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Fair joins quilt trail
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A delightful addition has been added to the Women’s Building at the Warren County Fairgrounds. A sun bonnet quilt design is up and ready for area citizens and upcoming fair visitors to enjoy. The quilt was a joint project of the Warren County Fair Board and the Warren County Master Gardeners through a grant from the Upper Cumberland Quilt Trail.
The design is the fourth on the quilt trail for Warren County. Those include: Clifford and Khyva Starkey’s quilt, Michael and Margaret Hobbs’ design and the Young Scholar Institute’s quilt.
A group of ladies met and considered several quilt patterns before choosing the sun bonnet pattern. It was submitted by quilt enthusiast Lena Jones, who chairs the antique quilt show at the fair each year. Committee members are Hilda Lytle, Tina Smock, Melba Pistole and Marva Hughes.
“I just thought the sun bonnet quilt design would be perfect for the ladies’ building at the fair,” said Jones. “It’s just a little different from what you usually see on the barns and buildings, and it still depicts the art of growing plants.”
The pattern dates back to 1928 and reflects a girl watering her flowers with the sun beaming down on her.
“This design is especially typical of a gardener this year since we have experienced the record breaking temperatures,” says Master Gardener member Marva Hughes.