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Sewing All Over!

Oct 25, 2012

To help mark our 100th anniversary, Girl Scouts from all over are sewing quilts. Here are just a few of the current quilt projects. Be sure to let us know if your troop has one, and don’t forget to send pictures of your quilt, too. Just use the Contact Us button above and tell us it’s about your 100th anniversary quilt!

Stitching Together in Ohio

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council had the idea to create one barn quilt for all 30 counties in Ohio where Girl Scouts are represented. They dubbed the project “Stitching Together.” Girl Scout Troop 406 displayed their quilt on a barn near Jackson, Ohio. It features a basket filled with red, green, and yellow apples, and has the years 1912–2012 painted on the upper left side.

Photo courtesy Brad S. Sherman, The Telegram News

Heartland Quilt Square in Lucasville

In Portsmouth, Ohio, girls from Troop 1190 and 386 painted the first Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland quilt square, a replica of an Ohio Star. The quilt square will hang at Camp Molly Lauman in Lucasville, Ohio.

Photo courtesy Wayne Allen, The Portsmouth Daily Times

Maryland’s Quilt Project

Girl Scouts from Troop 1832 gathered at the Broadneck Library in Annapolis, Maryland, to unveil their quilt, the result of eight months of work by 220 girls in Girl Scout Service Unit 44. Each girl created a square block depicting her version of what Girl Scouts means to her: sleeping bags, friends, roasted marshmallows, nature, and more. “You have to look close at a lot of the stitching, because a lot of them have secret messages,” said Danielle B., leader of Girl Scout Troop 1832 of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

Photo courtesy D. Frank Smith, Broadneck Patch

Kentucky’s Quilt Extravaganza

Girl Scouts from Troop 637 of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council in Richmond and Berea, Kentucky, sewed quilts made from squares they collected from Girl Scouts across the country at last June’s Rock the Mall event in Washington, D.C. In August, their quilts were featured at the Quilt Extravaganza in Berea.

Photo courtesy Nancy Taggart, The Richmond Register