2011-10-06 / Local & State

FFFF Show To Feature Leo Quilts

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This quilt, made by Jennifer Clugston, was the first quilt to receive the “Mildred Leo Award for Best Use of Color.’’ The quilt was later purchased by Mildred’s daughter, Lora Tanner. This quilt, made by Jennifer Clugston, was the first quilt to receive the “Mildred Leo Award for Best Use of Color.’’ The quilt was later purchased by Mildred’s daughter, Lora Tanner. The 31st annual quilt show hosted by the Fulton County Quilt Club during the Fall Folk Festival will feature quilts made by beloved charter member, Mildred Leo. Mildred served as the quilt club vice president 1993- 1994 and as president 1995-1996. She and her husband, Rob-ert, were involved in a fatal car accident on March 3, 1997. That year, the quilt club dedicated the quilt show in her memory. Also in that year, the club established the “Mildred Leo Award,” which is presented annually to the quilter whose full-size quilt depicts the best use of color.

Mildred was dedicated to the art of quilting and spent many hours teaching and promoting quilting. She made many colorful and lively quilts and was never intimidated by color. Her quilts were a beautiful mixture of colors, some daring, and some soothing but always beautiful.

Fourteen of Mildred’s quilts are on loan from her daughters, Lora Tanner and Carolyn Huff, for this year’s show. Mrs. Huff will present the Mildred Leo award to the winning quilter. The show will be held October 14, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; October 15, 9 a.m., and October 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at F&M Bank’s old Fulton Theatre, 100 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg. For more information, visit the club’s Web site at www.fultoncountyquiltclub.org or call 717-485-9200.

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