The Taber Museum’s summer exhibit highlights a number of quilts created recently by local quilters, many of whom are members of the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild. To honor the centennial of the conflict of World War I, the quilters produced one, if not more, quilts honoring the service of their relatives. All of the quilts feature red poppies, symbolizing the poem and song “In Flanders Field”.
The quilters also utilized khaki fabric, first used during World War I. The quilters included Linda Becker, Joy Brown, Cindy Campbell, Cindy Craddock, Kim Hunter, Nancy Jacobs, Mary Kaufman, Sally Labenberg, Betty Neff, Kay Rhinehart, Carol Shetler, Sue Smith and Patti Winters.
As well, two quilts made circa 1918 are from Jersey Shore and honor the soldiers and nurses from the Jersey Shore area. Their names are meticulously stitched onto the surface of the quilt. One quilt is from the collections of the Jersey Shore Historical Society and the other is from our collection. In addition, artifacts from our permanent collection are on display including the uniform of George Leutze, the nursing outfit of Vina Heinley Catherman, who served in France as a Red Cross psychiatric nurse , a number of Liberty Loan broadsides, and a McClellan saddle.
The exhibit continues through August 22.