Bicentennial quilt features photos

Photo submitted by STACEY SNYDER
Richfield Bicentennial Photo Quilt

RICHFIELD — A very special and unique quilt was made for the 200th anniversary of the founding of Richfield.

The center patch is embroidered with the words “Richfield Bicentennial 1818-2018 The Way It Was …”

It also contains the Richfield road sign that says “RICHFIELD laid out by Christian Graybill, established 1818 and McAlisterville 10,” meaning McAlisterville is 10 miles from Richfield.

The quilt also contains 20 black and white photographs of the history of Richfield. There are stores, garages, butchers, banks, shirt factories, hatcheries, feed mills, Pomfret castle and many other photos covering many years of Richfield’s history. The photos are bordered in black with a gray background and outside borders are a dark burgundy.

The quilt was designed and pieced by Grace Lauver. The center was embroidered by Lauver and LaDonna Shirk. Quilting and binding were by Lauver, Janice Leitzel, Pat Chubb and Lois Heath. Photos were copied and restored by Stacey Snyder. The dimensions are 83×104 inches.

The quilt is on display at the Juniata Valley Bank in Richfield, and will be featured in the Fancy House at Dutch Days. It will be sold at 10 p.m. on July 21 by Robert Leitzel, auctioneer, during the Dutch Days festival.