Sunday, January 30, 2011


Last week Pepper Cory from Beaufort, NC was on the island teaching a Heritage Craft Class on Quilting, with a concentration on the NC Island Lily pattern. About a dozen women took advantage of this opportunity, meeting every day at the Ocracoke Community Center.

My daughter Amy took a few photographs to share with our readers. You can click on any photo to view a larger image.

Cindy displaying her fine work:

Marcy at her sewing machine:

An older island quilt being shown to the class:

Pepper overseeing her charges:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Such talented ladies! Great photos....looks like all had a wonderful time in the middle of winter.

  2. Anonymous1:33 PM

    I forgot to add that I enjoyed seeing the different types of sewing machines used for the projects. The black Singer(?) one looks like it has a lot of years on it, but it kept up w/ the newer models!!!!!

    I love seeing the old traditions kept alive on the island!

  3. That old Singer jumped out at me, too. That looks like it was a lot of fun.

  4. Anonymous1:20 AM

    Oh why bother the, the quilts made in China are are on sale at TJMaxx

  5. Here is a link to Pepper Cory's blog with an article about her workshop on Ocracoke: