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LIFE-LONG TIES OF FRIENDSHIP
MEMORIES
By Frank S. M. Samples
We are held in wonder as our years have left us old,
Of the friendships we have known and the ones we’re blessed to hold.
Though the web of years may dim the eye and gray the aging head,
We rest well in this precious thought of where our journey lead.
For through the years those special ones this fellowship have shared,
We know that somewhere there are some who know us and who’ve cared.
So life is rich in small rewards more valuable than...

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Bonnie Pilditch, Marty Smith, Barb Greer, and Deb Neuenschwander and the Greer Family quilt made by Mary Wilkes Bass circa 1870-1890.

At the Born Again Quilts studio it is always delightful to have groups stop by. Homemaker Clubs, church groups, quilt guilds and sewing circles have all passed through the doors to see the restoration work in progress, to learn how to fold, store and hang quilts and often to learn something about a family quilt they have brought with them.

This past June a group of ladies from Christ Community Church met at the studio. They are members of the church’s sewing group that makes baby quilts, lap...

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August has been called the bridge from summer to autumn. Well, we’ve crossed over now, and autumn can come in its fullness. It’s worth waiting for--this incomparable season in the West Virginia hills. It’s not only lovely to view, but it must be absorbed. I love it.

I wrote a farewell letter to Summer, and I’d like to share it.

“Summer: I heard the katydids tolling your death knell last night. In fact, this lonely, haunting dirge has sounded out for weeks now. They are singing of change, and...

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Joann Hayworth’s award-winning butterfly hankie quilt submitted by its new owner Hilda Bennett.

The 38th Annual MVASGA Show has come and gone leaving behind warm memories of delicious sweet corn, barrel train rides and the quilt show. The quilts this year were a mixture of new and old, machine and hand quilted. The quilt awarded the second place for People’s Choice was intriguing: It was made of vintage hankies folded in such a way to make them look like butterflies. I studied them for a while trying to figure out how they folded the hankies and gave up. Looking at the entry form there...

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Summer’s ragged petticoat is showing as we slowly but surely drift toward autumn. Cornstalks are dying and turning brown, while purple ironweed makes its appearance in fields and meadows. The grandchildren are boarding the big yellow school buses, eagerly or reluctantly, bound for institutions of learning.

It seems that the summer was so short. A few weeks of freedom, picnics and pool parties, and vacation is over. August drifted into our hills, bringing hot days of sunshine and cool...

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Artist and Waynedale native Julia Langmeyer prepares to hang a wooden star quilt block at Born Again Quilts.

Ever since I was about nine or ten I can remember going to the Historic South Side Market on Warsaw Street with my parents and siblings. Back then the smell and sight of gladiolas, zinnias, marigolds, tiger lilies along with bustling people as they talked to the farmers about their fruits and vegetables carrying their old fashion egg baskets to hold their purchases. I most remember my parents buying the corn and the strawberries in the small square crates. A trip wouldn’t be complete without a...

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