Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

March 10, 2013

Quilting uncovered

Traditional handiwork to be celebrated at Highlands during Quilters Day Out

ASHLAND — The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center will be the center of activity on 2013 Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Quilter’s Day Out District 10, scheduled for Saturday and hosted by Greenup County Hospice Quilters.

The museum will be the location of the exhibit “Century of Quilts.” Nancy K. Osborne, Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society District 10 (FIVCO) leader, said the exhibit will include at least 30 quilts.

Along with the exhibit, the museum will have a special showing of Elizabeth Mitchell 1836 Graveyard Quilt Top will be one of those displayed.

“This quilt is so frail that it may be some time before it is on public display again,” Osborne said. “The Mitchell’s quilt top and quilt in Frankfort is not only a Kentucky treasure quilt, it is one of two known world treasures and we have both here in Kentucky.”

Osborne will mark 10 years of working with the quilters’ group this year.

“How the time has gone by and how much fun it has been getting the community to see the beautiful quilts made in the area,” she said.

In celebration of Quilters Day Out, Ruby Tuesday will participate in the Community GiveBack program and will give 20 percent of profits from diners who have attended the exhibit before coming there for lunch.

Two local quilters will be featured in the exhibit:

‰the late Fannie Hatfield, who started the Greenup County Hospice Quilters. The group of 52 has made and donated about 1,900 quilts to Community Hospice Care Center since 2005.

‰Karen Young, a Boyd County quilter who makes traditional patchwork quilts and designs her own pieces in modern patchwork.

Also on Quilter’s Day Out, Sandy Stark will offer written quilt appraisals for $30. Stark has been an avid quilt maker since 1984 and became interested in the study of quilt history and appraisals in 1990. She was Museum and Archives Chairwomanson for five years for the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society. She has studied appraising, construction, care, dating, ethics, regional differences, preservation and textile history and is the president of the Lawrence County Quilted Treasures.  For an appointment, call (606) 923-4784.

Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is at 1620 Winchester Ave. For more information, call (606) 329-8888 or email christine@highlandsmuseum.com.

LEE WARD can be reached at lward@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2661.


Text Only
Local News
  • 0425M&Mcontinues.jpeg Downtown lunch with the arts continues at noon today

    Born with a love of traditional country music that could only belong to a truck-driver’s daughter, and growing with dreams of living lessons through Loretta Lynn songs, Canadian-born singer Crystal Shawanda has more recently added the inspirations of ladies including Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Tina Turner and the mighty Janis Joplin to her shows — including her open-air appearance on Judd Plaza downtown starting at noon today.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local briefs: 4/25/14

    The city’s annual Arbor Day tree seedling giveaway will take place from noon to 6 p.m. today, or until all seedlings are gone, whichever comes first, at Central Park.

    April 24, 2014

  • Grimes goes on attack over McConnell jobs comment

    Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Alison Lundergan Grimes is castigating incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell for telling a Beattyville newspaper editor that it’s not his job to bring jobs to Lee County.

    April 24, 2014

  • City to seek proposals for floating restaurant

    The Ashland Board of City Commissioners on Thursday voted to advertise for proposals to locate a floating restaurant on the city’s riverfront.

    April 24, 2014

  • Luallen says no to 2015 governor’s race

    After months of deliberation, former state Auditor of Public Accounts Crit Luallen announced Thursday she will sit out the 2015 race for governor.

    April 24, 2014

  • BREAKING: APD probes gun report near Blazer campus

    April 24, 2014

  • Judge denies renewed motion to dismiss Rosen lawsuit

    A judge has refused to dismiss a former Boyd district and circuit judge’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that affects his ability to run for re-election this fall.
    In an order entered on Friday, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas D. Wingate denied a renewed motion to dismiss by current Boyd Circuit Judge George W. Davis III, an intervening respondent in the suit filed in January by Marc I. Rosen.

    April 23, 2014

  • Ashland football players join special-needs students for prom

    The purple chiffon gown and the sparkling tiara are back in the closet four days after the big dance, but Karina McBride still hasn’t stopped talking about Saturday night — the decorations, boys bringing her cups of punch, her first kiss (on the cheek, her mother hastens to interject), and dancing the night away at her first prom.
    “She’s been flying high since that night,” said Michele Woods, who is Karina’s mother and who brought together friends and volunteers to organize a prom for special needs students.

    April 23, 2014

  • Concrete pouring at Putnam

    Workers are pouring concrete foundations at Putnam Stadium and once those are dry and cured will be ready to install seats at the historic arena.
    The workers are putting in 12-hour shifts to keep on schedule to complete the stadium’s reconstruction in time for this fall’s football opener, said site supervisor Craig Chinn of Trace Creek Construction.
    The most visible work is happening on the home-team side of the stadium, where workers Tuesday were setting forms for the cylindrical concrete piers that will support the seats. Once those are poured, cured and inspected they will add the seats.

    April 23, 2014

  • Unique races for Carter magistrates

    Carter County magistrate ballots are full of candidates eager to represent constituents in each of the five districts that make up the county’s fiscal court.

    April 23, 2014

Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP basketball
SEC Zone