Quintessential quilts

Cindy Wedeking and granddaughter Madeline Sterken stand in front of quilts they created. (Bethany Carson photo.)

There’s little doubt that when pioneers first settled in Clarksville, they brought quilts with them. So, it only seems appropriate to celebrate quilting during Pioneer Days. Quilting is an art that may date as far back as ancient Egypt, but it’s still very much alive and well in Clarksville.

     “This is the third year for the quilt show, hosted by the library, but organized by Cindy Wedeking (library aid),” said library director Kristen Clark. “There are over 100 quilts on display of all shapes and sizes, including full-sized quilts, wall hangings, runners and much more! There are so many talented quilters in and around Clarksville. A quilt show is a great way to admire their handiwork, and appreciate all of the time and effort that goes into these works of art.”

     Wedeking, an avid quilter herself, most enjoys the piecing process as well as picking out colors and fabrics and giving her quilts as gifts. This year, her granddaughter Madeline Sterken’s first quilt—a 4-H project—is one of the many quilts on display.

     “Clarksville has a huge quilting community, and I love to show off the talent in our town,” Wedeking said.

 

Read more in the June 14 edition of the STAR.