As the 2013 N.C. State Fair wrapped up, a special commemorative quilt created to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the first fair moved to a temporary new home at the N.C. Museum of History.
FFA and 4-H chapters from 36 counties submitted quilt squares for the project, and quilting volunteers and attendees at the N.C. State Fair this year helped sew the squares together in the Village of Yesteryear. Lisa McCarty of Clayton, Carol Ditto of Garner and Jane Pace of Archer Lodge pieced the squares together by making the top of the quilt and then putting it on the quilt frame so the top and bottom could be stitched together.
Participating counties include: Alexander, Avery, Beaufort, Bladen, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Chowan, Clay, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gates, Greene, Henderson, Iredell, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Mecklenburg, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Swain, Tyrrell, Union, Warren and Watauga.
The finished quilt is on display in the N.C. Museum of History until Jan. 10, 2014. Following, the quilt will be returned to the N.C. Department of Agriculture.