Quilt show to celebrate Women’s History Day
Show features “The Stories Quilts Tell”
The Pioneer Museum will be celebrating Women’s History Day with a quilt show entitled “The Stories Quilts Tell” on Saturday, March 12th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The show wills exhibit over 20 quilts done by local women.
The museum is displaying the historic signature quilt ”Eyes Aloft” as part of the show. Mary Grant made the quilt in recognition of the patriotic devotions of the people of the small community of Annette-Choice Valley who served as spotters for the Aircraft Warning Service during World War II. Each volunteer had to minimum of one six-hour turn each week. They watched for planes, day and night, and when one was spotted a call was made to the Fourth Fighter command. The community received a gold trophy for maintaining a spotter on duty at all times. Mary Grant embroidered all the names of the “Eyes Aloft” spotters in white on blue stars.
There will be an area set up where children can learn about quilting and even try to design a square. The Pioneer Museum is located at 2010 Riverside in Paso Robles.