Posted on 22 May 2014 by La Habra Journal
By Renee Carlson
As part of La Habra’s annual Citrus Fair, Farm area coordinator Liz Steves asked the Friendship Square Quilt Guild to host a booth to make a community quilt.
Woven into the community: La Habra Area Chanber of Commerce CEO Mark Studevant (left) and Renee Carlson from the Friendship Square Quilt Guild stand next to the 100-block community quilt Monday.
The La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce 100 year anniversary sparked the 100-block quilt. The quilt design was created by Renee Carlson, FSQG community event chair. The design includes 30 blocks that portray historic buildings and landmarks, 40 blocks picture “Back to the Farm” which was the 2014 Fair’s theme and 30 blocks of organization logos. Members of the La Habra community were asked to color in a block and sign their name on it. The blocks were sewn together by members of the Guild and the quilting was done by Mary Stephens. The quilt measures 82” X 104”. The quilt was presented to Mark Sturdevant, the Chamber’s president at the Friendship Square Quilt Guild meeting on Monday May 18. It will then will then be presented again to the Chamber at its annual awards banquet during the Summer at the Westridge Golf Club. Check with the La Habra Chamber for locations where this historic community quilt will be on display. The Friendship Square Quilt Guild meets the third Monday of each month at the La Habra Methodist Church on Euclid Avenue at 6:30 p.m.
Meetings include Guild business and a speaker who promotes the art of quilt making. Guests are welcome. Visit the website for more information. www.fsqg.org