Friday, April 22, 2016

A very unique quilt show - By Walter Lunt

Quilters and quilt aficionados are invited to view an exquisite and unusual display this Sunday, April 24 at Windham Friends Church. One Woman’s Quilts is an eclectic collection of colorful, creative quilts created by Windham’s Helen Plummer (1922-2015).

Daughter Becky Delaware said that her mother began knitting, crocheting and sewing as a 4-H teenager in the 1930s. Helen raised a family with her husband, Bill, and later became a teacher. She resumed crafting and experimented with different materials and non-traditional designs. Spurred by creative energy and a desire to maintain an active mind, Mrs. Plummer renewed her earlier skills and experimented with different fabrics and designs. She used upholstery, wool, velour, double-knit and denim material. Some quilts contain flour bag cloth. One was quilted with sugar bags.
Sunday’s display, created over a 20 year period, features 41 quilts, tops, coverlets and hangings. The unique collection will be on display from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Friends Meeting House on Gray Road across from the Windham Food Pantry/Clothes Closet. The event is sponsored by the Windham Historical Society. Donations are welcome.

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