Whole lot of quiltin’ going on

Published 10:14 pm Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Two new quilt blocks go up in Landrum

Two new quilt blocks were installed last week on the Operation Hope building, 206 E. Rutherford, in downtown Landrum.

Guiding Star, variation 1 and variation 2, are the 43rd and 44th blocks on the Foothills Quilt Trail, supported by the City of Landrum. Each block is four feet square and incorporates colors from Operation Hope’s logo.

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Since Operation Hope is an outreach ministry and thrift store supported by area churches, the name of the blocks has particular significance.

As Susan Tompkins, Operation Hope director, explained “A bright star can guide a person to hope through difficult times, provide peace to volunteers as they serve, bring joy to shoppers and donors as they help their neighbors, and, most of all, guide us all to the warm light and assuring love of Jesus Christ.”

She thanked the Landrum Quilters and the City of Landrum for their support. 

A team from the Landrum Quilters works with the city administrator and quilt block sponsor to find a design which relates to the family, business or building where the quilt square will hang.

Volunteers at the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail studio in Westminster, SC, meticulously paint aluminum squares to replicate the original fabric creation.

The city offers an incentive for quilt blocks to hang on commercially zoned property in the city limits, primarily on Highways 14, 176 and North Trade or connecting streets.

For more information, call 864-457-3000.

Submitted by Ellen Henderson


Showing off the two new blocks for Operation Hope are volunteer Vicki Tate, Janet Daigrepont, thrift store manager; volunteers Pat Magee and Lisa Campbell; Operation Hope Director Susan Tompkins