This photo of members of the Ocracoke Needle and Thread Club was taken several years ago. The ladies were working on a traditional Ocracoke Island "cracker quilt."
Earlier this year I published a blog post about the origin of this pattern. If you missed it you can read it here: http://villagecraftsmen.blogspot.com/2013/03/cracker-quilt.html.
The Needle and Thread Club continues to meet regularly on the island. Every year they donate a beautiful quilt to the Ocracoke Preservation Society for their annual raffle. Click on the photo below (this year's quilt) for more information about how to enter to win. But hurry, this year's quilt raffle drawing will take place December 10 at the OPS Community Wassail Party.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a brief history of
the Soundfront Inn, one of the oldest structures on the island. You can
read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102113.htm.