IN STITCHES – When Schell City Community Betterment President Jeanne Hoagland (pictured) starting thinking about a community quilt to mark the 145th Anniversary of Schell City, she decided to approach each church with a Schell City address to be part of the plan. After speaking with members of the four area churches, Schell City Christian Church, First Baptist Church, United Methodist Church and the Church of Israel, it was decided that each church would contribute quilt blocks and a team of “quilt experts” would assemble and complete the project.
“We let each contributor decide their own style of block. All we asked was if it was possible, they consider royal blue and white as those were the old Schell City school colors,” Hoagland said.
“What makes the quilt so special is the fact that with the recent closing of the United Methodist Church, this opportunity will never come around again, so you really are seeing a piece of history,” she added.
The quilt is being raffled with tickets selling for $1 each and available at Schell businesses and also from Schell City Community Betterment members. The tickets will be sold now through the Fall Festival and the winner will be drawn Saturday evening, Sept. 10
The Schell City Fall Festival is scheduled for Sept. 9 and 10.