Founding Members Honored
At the May 2003 meeting of The Schoolhouse Quilters' Guild, the membership celebrated their twenty-fifth year of existence and honored their founding members with a tea at the Gordon Roberts House on Washington Street. The tea was prepared by Sharon Nealis, Executive Director of the Allegany County Historical Society. Each founding member was presented with a silver schoolhouse charm and each shared memories of the early days of the Quilt Guild.
When The Schoolhouse Quilters' Guild was founded in November,1977 by Jane Patterson, there were 27 charter members. The first official meeting was held at the old schoolhouse on Breakneck Hollow Farm in Flintstone, Maryland. Patterson attended elementary school in the building which was then located in Spring Gap. She and her husband purchased the old school and had it moved to their farm where it became Patterson's studio. Below are pictures from the meeting. Click on thumbnails for larger images.