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November 13, 2008

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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, November 13, 2008 7 "What Is A Quilt?" Debbie Viands presented a program on quilts and their history at the November meeting of the Jefferson CEOS Club. Quilting did not originate in America, although it took on a new form in this country. Quilted items were found as far back as 3400BC. Quilted garments were worn for protection under the armor of the crusad- ing knights in the Middle Ages. Applique' also decorated the robes of the royal elite. Quilted garments and bedcovers were very important to Amer- ica's early settlers. Scholars agree, however, that the use and de- velopment of quilting came from English and Dutch immigrants. They settled along the upper half of the eastern coast, therefore, given credit for developing the arts of patchwork and quilting. They made quilted items to protect them during the colder months and used the leftover scraps and the best parts of worn-out gar- ments to fashion quilted bedcovers. This frugality was repeated ' Heather Guesford and Levi Suttenfield, of Martinsburg, announce the birth of their son, Devin Alexander Sutten- field at 9:21 a.m. October 1, 2008 at City Hospital. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 17 1/2 inches long. Paternal grandpar- ents are Daniel Suttenfield, Shepherdstown and Teresa Conchar, Bakerton; pater- nal great-grandparents are Thomas and Elise Hastry, Shepherdstown. Maternal grandparents are Anita Gues- ford, Stephens City, Va. and Doug Guesford, Martinsburg; maternal great-grandmother is Thelma Albert, Martinsburg. Jennifer Gerver and Phil- ip Cook, of Marfinsburg, an- nounce the birth of their son, Xavier Lee Cook at 8:06 p.m. September 30, 2008 at City Hospital. The baby weighed 7 pounds and was 18 3/4 inches long. Waiting at home are Dennis 'Ryan, age 5 and Trey Lee, 17 months. Paternal grandparents are Lisa Kilmer, Martinsburg and Eddie Cook, CharlesTown; paternal great-grandparents are Beverly and Kenny Thomp- son, Martinsburg, Jimmy Cook, Charles Town and Hilda Cook, Summit Point. Maternal grand- parents are Darrell and Brenda Wasson, Hedgesville and Mark and Bonnie Gerver, Inwood; maternal great-grandparents are Robert and Jacqulyn Gerv- er, Martinsburg and the late Dennis and Dakota Markley. Carla Donaldson and Cot- nell Doleman, of Charles Town, announce the birth of their son, Dante Carter Doleman at 4:24 a.m. October 2, 2008 at City Hospital. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18 inches long. Paternal grandmother is Ella Doleman, Charles Town; paternal great-grandmother is Catherine Cook, Charles Town. Maternal grandparents are Deborah Cul- lison and Carl Donaldson, Mar- tinsburg; maternal great-grand- parents are Joseph and Minnie Lightcap, Shepherdstown. during the Depression years of the 1930s when homemakers saved buttons from worn-out dresses and used the least-fad- ed pieces under collars and in- side the pockets for quilt patch- es. Despite its great populari- ty quilting declined around the turn of the century. It reached its peak in the 1930s. Patterns developed during these years were the "Double Wedding Ring", "Grandmother's Flow- er Garden", "Log Cabin" and the "Eight Point Star". Debbie had some pictures of various patterns. She also displayed a quilt made for her by her moth- er. This quilt was all hand sewn. There was little quilting done between 1940 and 1970. Then the second revival began and has not declined to this day. In order for future generations to be aware of your quilt's mak- er and any other information about it,a label may be made to fasten to the back of the quilt. So, what is a quilt? It is a diary of the maker--full of her hopes and dreams. Giving her legacy for following generations. During the business meeting, members were reminded of the Achievement Luncheon at the Presbyterian Church, Novem- ber 8th. The theme Red, White and Blue. Each person attend- ing is asked to bring a covered dish. The County Council will furnish the meats and salad. A table centerpiece with the red, white or blue theme is to be furnished by each club and these will be used as door priz- es. Items of red, white or blue are asked for the auction. The Jefferson Club is accept- ing new members. We have ed- ucational programs each month along with fellowship and fun. The initials CEOS mean Com- munity Educational Outreach Service. We meet the first Mon- day of each month. For more information you may call the Extension Office at 724-7413. Carrie and Michael Whita- ker, of Shepherdstown, proud- ly announce the birth of their son, Rezdyn Issac Whitaker at 10:50 a.m. September 17, 2008 at City Hospital. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 11~ ounces and was 21 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Jeffrey and Cynthia Whitaker, Charles Town; paternal great- grandparents are Jo and Rod- man Hall, Milesburg, Pa. Mater- nal grandparents are Louis and Brenda Kisk, Martinsburg. Misty Longerbeam and Brad Waldron, of Kearneysville, an- nounce the birth of their daugh- ter, Hydie Marie Waldron at 2:39 p.m October 3, 2008 at City Hospital. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Paternal grandparents were the late Sharon Waldron and William Waldron; paternal great-grandfather is Harry Hin- t.n, Ranson. Maternal grand- parents are Catherine and Charles Fraley, Kearneysville; maternal great-grandmother was the late Mary Longerbeam. Mandie Comer and Andr6 McDowell, of Martinsburg, an- nounce the birth of their son, Andre Ramon McDowell, Jr. at 11:14 p.m. September 11, 2008 at City Hospital. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long. Paternal grandparents are James F. McDowell, Sr Mar- tinsburg and Rosemarie Mc- Dowell, Orange, Va.; paternal great-grandmother is Marie P. Ross, Kearneysville. Maternal grandparents are Sherry Com- er, Martinsburg and the late Rodney Comer; maternal great- grandparents are Andrew and Susan Robinson, Inwood and Elizabeth Comer, Marfinsburg. Way America Cares by CommunityTM Filet Mignon r :. 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