Greetings from the ‘Sew and Sew’ quilters

Published 11:02 am Thursday, November 17, 2011

CLIMAX’S SEW AND SEW quilters take a break at Swine Time 2010. Shown are, left to right, Fannie Wells, Diane Gibson, and Marge Jones.

The Sew and Sew quilting ladies send greetings from Climax and Swine Time. “Climax is Swine Time” they said, and all are invited to Climax on Saturday, Nov. 26, for the festival. While there, they send an invitation to visit the old depot and the quilting demonstration.

The history of the Sew and Sew quilters go back to 1978, although the name wasn’t adopted until 1998. In 1978, a group of talented ladies from the Climax community began making quilts to help the Climax Community Club with their fundraisers.

In 1978, the late Mildred Bishop, Eleanor Cloud, and Lucille Fletcher joined Ruth Betts, Fannie Wells, and Marge Jones to make up the original quilters. Betts, Wells, and Jones are all of the original ladies left, but they have been joined by Lois Fletcher Stuckey and Diane Gibson, to continue the quilting tradition.

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A labor of love, the quilts these ladies handmake are donated to the Climax Community Club each year — one for a drawing for a $1 donation and sometimes one for an auction. While some of the ladies were not members of the club, they believed in the projects the club sponsored, and the club greatly appreciated the donations from the quilting ladies.

The Sew and Sew Quilters today are Ruth Betts, Marge Jones, Fannie Wells, Lois Fletcher, and Diane Gibson. Just as the ladies in 1978, these ladies carry on with this labor of love and the Climax Community Club salutes those precious ladies present and from yesteryear for their dedication and service to the community and the Club.

Stop by and watch these ladies at work in the old depot at the quilt demonstration.

Pilau and Opry

But before Swine Time, don’t forget Friday night Nov.25, (my birthday), and the chicken pilau and opry show — all sponsored by the Climax Golden Agers.

Sandra and Sam Sirmons said there will be some new acts in the show, along with the same favorites. A donation will be taken at the door. The pilau will be at the Community Club house on New Street, with plates for $6 each.