VFTE Civil War Memorial Quilt: Flying Free

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Children of the Civil War will be on display in Thomas, WV at Tip Top Coffee Shop Gallery on Front Street until Sep. 15.

Raffle Drawing September 17, 2014 – Hand Made Cotton quilt by Ida Murphy and Ilene Evans 95”X 90”. The quilters used the Birds in Flight pattern long associated with abolitionists who helped on the Underground Railroad.

For the Civil War Sesquicentennial VFTE has created a quilt each year following a theme of the Journey of Freedom in America. Tip Top has been proud to feature these quilts in their living art gallery where local artists are featured.

The past VFTE story quilts include The Puzzle At Port Royal: Rehearsal for Reconstruction-2011; the Nurses Quilt for the Long Watch Night: Women of the Civil War-2012; Roll Call: The United States Colored Troops-2013.

Funds from the raffle go toward matching funds for grants as well as scholarships for students in the performing arts.


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