Berry Alumni Quilters
The Berry Alumni Quilters meet during Work Week to make a new quilt
and repair old quilts that have been handed down from generation to
generation. Those made during Work Week are sold at the Silent Auction
at the end of Work Week.
Twice during the year, the members meet for both planning and working
sessions in order to make Work Week successful. This year, the fall
meeting will be held on the Friday before Mountain Day. The second
meeting will be held at a yet to be scheduled date in the Spring before
Work Week to lay the final plans for Work Week.
Some of the
members take materials home and work on assembling parts of a quilt top
or making knitted items such as caps or crocheting items such as
snowmen, scarves, etc. They are fiber artists in the truest sense.
are used for a variety of purposes besides providing cover to keep one
warm on a cold night. They are often used as wall hangings with some
telling a story. There is one in Habersham Electric Membership
Co-operation that depicts the history of the organization from its
beginnings to the time of the making of the quilt.
The photos at right show some of the quilts made by the Berry Alumni Quilters and placed at the House of Dreams on the mountain.
Crew Chief: Tanya Campbell
Writer: Willard Ferguson