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1909 Historic Quilt

Memorial United Presbyterian Church


Old Quilt


While looking for some information in our archives for a mission project, a pillow case was discovered in the file cabinet.  It turned out to be a 1909 quilt from 1st United Presbyterian Church, Xenia, Ohio.  According to the information card found with it, it was made and names embroidered on it for $.10 per name as a part of the fundraising effort for their new building on East Market St., Xenia, Ohio.

 The quilt measures 76 by 84 inches and there are three hundred ninety-six names on it. The Mission Team thought it would be a good, historical item to display along with our Memorial quilt that now hangs in the narthex. 

 A list of the names has been made and Sara Pettit, our in house quilt expert, has cleaned, affixed a backing and a sleeve for hanging. We, the Mission Team, thought it would be an idea for a “reunion” on August 11 and to invite families of members of old 1st United Presbyterian Church to attend worship that morning and hang the quilt as part of the service. 

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