Every year the Ocracoke Needle and Thread Club donates a new, hand-made island quilt to the Ocracoke Preservation Society for a fund-raiser.
The quilt being raffled off by OPS this year is a quilt like you have never seen before…and may never see again!
The center Ocracoke Lighthouse square was designed and meticulously hand-appliqued and hand-quilted by Jane Griffin. The surrounding lighthouses were designed and beautifully hand-appliqued by Cindy Hichens and Ann Borland. Cindy also pieced the corner Mariner’s Compass squares. Then, the Ocracoke Needle and Thread Club gathered to add the border, binding and hand-quilt this usable art piece.
This quilt is dedicated in memory of our fellow quilter and loyal volunteer at the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum, Rosemary Howe Wetherill (1927-2012). She taught us not only about quilting but also about how to enjoy what we have.
She was an inspiration to us all with her feisty spirit and her love of color and crafts. We miss her very much.
To purchase raffle tickets ($1 for one ticket, $5 for six tickets, and $10 for twelve tickets) for this outstanding quilt, contact the OPS Museum directly at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-928-7375. For more information visit http://www.ocracokepreservation.org/index.php/programs/special-events.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of our island Post Office. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042113.htm.