Thursday, April 8, 2010

Uncle Eli's Quilting Party!

Well we all know Uncle Eli invented the cotton gin...

In 1921 Principal E. P. Dixon started high school classes in the nearby vacant cotton gin, naming the school for the inventor, Eli Whitney.

In 1923 high school classes relocated to a building which was on the site the quilting party now meets. In 1928 a primary grade school building was added for students of local one room type schools along with a uniting connector auditorium that was also used for community events. Here began Uncle Eli's Quilting Party in 1931. This is a one-day quilting bee and quilt show that continues annually on the 1st Thursday of April!

8 of our guild members made their way to the party that Thursday and had tons of fun! And looks like we failed to get our President in one of these photos!

The quilts were beautiful, the people were friendly, and the food was delicious!!

Wish you all could have been there!

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