Bicentennial quilt

The hand-made Palmyra Bicentennial Commemoritive quilt will be auctioned off at Taste of Palmyra, Oct. 21.

The Palmyra Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt is on display for the public leading up to the fund-raiser auction during Taste of Palmyra, Monday, Oct. 21.

It can currently be viewed at city hall, 301 S. Main, until Sept. 6.

It will then move around to various locations in Palmyra including:

HNB Bank, 203 S. Main, Sept. 9-14;

Mercantile Bank, 123 W. Lafayette St., Sept. 16-21;

the Marion County Collector’s office in the Courthouse, 100 S. Main, Sept. 23-27;

USB Bank, 201 N. Main, Sept. 30-Oct. 5;

Exchange Bank 432 Elizabeth Ave., Oct. 7-12; and

HOMEBANK, 400 S. Main, Oct. 14-19.

The quilt, which has been appraised at $4,250, was created by local residents, Savannah Bier, Linda Bier, Karma Hurst, Kathie Moore, Pam Houghtby, Sandi Nix, Barbara Bier, Jerri Bridges, Ann Foreman, Lois Oberg, Addie Miller, Marcy Hamilton and Barb Metcalf.

Houghtby did the machine quilting.

The quilt measures 67 inches by 78 inches and is double/full. Quilt block names and the significance of each block are on the quilt’s back label.

The quilt block names are Log Cabin, Wagon Wheel, Courthouse Steps, Slave Chain, Soldier, Postage Stamp, Porter’s Raid, Wagon Tracks, Lincoln Platform, Pony Express, Bethlehem Star, Posies Round the Square, Lincoln School, Box Car, Twister, Spool Block, Red Barn, St. Paul’s Star, Old Glory and Shoemaker’s Puzzle.