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Quilt on Motherhouse Barn

Posted on April 20, 2011, by Loretto Community

The Loretto Log Cabin Quilt square, part of the Marian County Marion County Quilt Trail, a portion of the “Clothesline of Quilts” trail that runs throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, was blessed after the Sunday Liturgy, March 22 at the Motherhouse. This is one of the first projects for our Jubilee 2012.

Martha and Leonard Potter who live in Calvary, KY, have worked tirelessly organizing the Marion County section of the Quilt Trail. There was much more interest than they had ever imagined. Martha has been able to persuade several other people in the area to help with the painting and hanging of the squares. Martha asked Nancy Miles from neighboring Raywick to paint the Loretto Square. Nancy began researching 1775-1825 quilt patterns, designs and fabrics, the period when this area of Kentucky was being settled. After painting the solid light and dark colors of each “log” she began to recreate in paint with the help of her daughter Tina Miles Craig the fabric prints she had discovered in her research.

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