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DeWitt Museum, Heirloom Stitchers Guild combine for quilt display

Sonny Long

By Sonny Long
Nov. 16, 2011 at 5:16 a.m.

This quilt, called "YoYo," was made by the late Mary Hilscher, of Victoria, and donated for display at the DeWitt County Historical Museum by Bonnie Vanelli, of the Heirloom Stitchers Guild of Cuero.

"Saw Tooth Star," "Postage Stamp," "Flower Bud," "YoYo" and "Berries & Cream" are among the quilts on display at the DeWitt County Historical Museum.

The museum has teamed with the Heirloom Stitchers Guild of Cuero for a quilt display through mid-January.

An open house to start the display will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 312 E. Broadway St., Cuero.

Guild members make quilts that are donated to fire victims, Child Protective Services, Bluebonnet Youth Ranch and flood victims.

The quilts will be on display at the museum through mid-January.

The museum is in the Bates Sheppard House and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The house was originally built in 1886 in Indianola. After it was destroyed by a hurricane, the house was reconstructed in Cuero with lumber from the original house.

The museum has many displays of life in Indianola as well as wildflower and other local exhibits.

It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.



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