This wonderful collection of patriotic quilts was curated by Stephanie Metts, founder of The Florida Quilt Museum and a member of the Museum's Board of Directors. The Presidents Quilt by Shirley Kerstetter with petit point pictures of each of this Country's Presidents, has been on display at the Florida Quilt Museum in the past. Stephanie thought this quilt was essential for the Patriotic Exhibit, so she drove six hours in the rain to retrieve this wonderful "Show Stopper". We are also fortunate to have the Governors Quilt by Sally Glaze, who won first place in the State of Texas for her innovative quilt, which contains original signatures from all of this Country's Governors. The Presidents quilt was ten years in the making and The Governors Quilt was two years in the making. Visit The Florida Quilt Museum and view these precious works of art and read their stories along with dozens of others.
This is also a perfect opportunity to honor Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25, two of Gilchrist County's finest examples of community patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice, when their tours of duty ended abruptly on April 19, 2018. This has been a time of tragedy for the families of these two men and a time of sadness for the residents of Trenton and Gilchrist County, Florida who knew and cared about these two fine Sheriff Deputies. It is an honor to include them in The Florida Quilt Museum's Patriotic Exhibit.
The Patriotic Exhibit Honors All Men and Women Who Have Risked Their Lives on Behalf of Their Fellow Countrymen
The White Springs Quilt Exhibit at The Florida Quilt Museum is a wonderful combination of pictures creating a context for each Quilt Trail Block as well as a close-up picture of each Quilt Trail Block and in many cases these wonderful photographs are accompanied by the actual quilt that was the catalyst for the Quilt Trail Blocks creation.
Several of the Quilts inspiring the White Springs Quilt Trail Blocks are shown below. Including and in addition to those shown, Visitors are encouraged to get a White Springs Quilt Trail Map and visit the following sites to see these beautiful blocks in person: 1 Yo-Yo & Double Wedding Ring sponsored by the Adams Country Store; 2 Log Cabin sponsored by Dennis & Dottie Price; 3 Patriotic Star sponsored by Veterans Park; 4 Magnolia sponsored by White Springs Bed & Breakfast; 5 Yo-Yo sponsored by Walter & Merri McKenzie; 6 Dresden Plate sponsored by Rhett Bullard; 7 Bears Paw sponsored by Scott Gay; 8 Thousand Pyramids sponsored by Jim & Sharon Grant; 9 Flower Garden sponsored by Barbara Dietrich; 10 Celtic Rhythms sponsored by Asa & Lucinda Maynard; 11 Yo-Yo sponsored by Mike & Julie Batustic; 12 Largemouth Bass sponsored by Randy & Rose Morgan; 13 Sunburst sponsored by Tom & Maddie Moore; 14 Chrysanthemums sponsored by Rosemary Canfield; 15 Crazy Patchwork sponsored by White Springs Library; 16 Flower Garden sponsored by Robert & Jackie Gaylard; 17 Dresden Plate sponsored by Carolyn Cannon; 18 Children's Hands sponsored by John & Boots Vassar; and 19 Dresden Plate sponsored by the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center
Pictured from left to right in front of the White Springs Quilt Trail Exhibit Entrance Banner are Merri McKenzie, White Springs Community Coordinator and Janet Moses, a Florida Folk Artist who has painted most of the White Springs Quilt Trail Blocks. Both Merri and Janet are also graciously sharing their talents and vision as Board Members of The Florida Quilt Museum.
The Florida Quilt Museum is located in Trenton’s oldest commercial building, a 1910 dry goods store that once sold horse collars and coffins.
Long time quilters Teddy Pruett, an internationally recognized quilt and textile historian and Kathy Cray formerly a member of the board with The American Quilt Study Group, are constantly bringing outstanding exhibits to The Florida Quilt Museum for visitors to study and enjoy. Kathy (on the ladder) and Teddy are shown hanging our current exhibit of Basket Quilts that Kathy acquired from the American Quilt Study Group.
The Florida Quilt Trail originates in Trenton and encompasses twenty nearby cities. Five of Trenton's Quilt Trail Blocks, painted by Florida Folk Artist Janet Moses, are on the South wall of The Florida Quilt Museum
For more information about The Florida Quilt Trail, click the Florida Quilt Trail "Action Button" below.of Trenton's