The second-place favorite was the oldest quilt among the 52 entered
in the show. It was made between 1870 and 1880 by Ellen Scroggin
Lucas. The quilt is owned by Mark and Mary McGee of Mount Pulaski.
The third-place favorite is owned by Libby Timmons, formerly of
Mount Pulaski. Her quilt, "A Flower Garden," was pieced by her
mother, Ruby Meister, 25 years ago. The quilting was done by Aileen
The quilt show, the first in seven years at the fall festival,
was sponsored by the Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation. A freewill
offering was received to be used for repairs the organization is
doing to restore and maintain the building.
Prize winners were given gift certificates to Salt Creek Attic,
Vintage One and Saddie's Secret Place, three shops that are on the
west side of the square, across the street from the Mount Pulaski
[By the REV. BARBARA STROUD-BORTH]