A historic friendship album quilt has been presented to the Gaines Community by Nancy Lockwood.
Lockwood said, "I have found the quilt a home." It is on display in the Gaines Community Building.
It was made by United Methodist Church members in Canaan, Eden, Gaines and Kanawha Head. The project began in the 1930s and was completed in 1944.
From left, Martha Powers Long and Nancy Lockwood hold hands and stand in front of a historical friendship album quilt, which was recently presented to the Gaines Community.
The frame was made by Don Long and Jene Tink Powers. The lumber was donated by Forest Products, LLC, in Buckhannon. The glass was donated by an anonymous individual.
Jeanne Phillips and Martha Powers Long researched the quilt pattern and found it is the same pattern as the Clara Barton signature tribute quilt in 1868.
Information was found on the Internet in the Feb. 3, 2012, issue of The Quilter magazine. Clara Barton was called the angel of the battlefield and the founder of the Red Cross.
Those in attendance were Brenda and David Daniel, Martha Daniel, Don Long, Betty Collins, Francis Chidester, Larry Powers, Nancy and John Lockwood, Rosaline Shackleford, Hallie Davidson Hurst, Tre and Nora Shackleford, Parker Lockwood, Gwendolyn Rice Nesbitt, Janella Lockwood, John Brent Lockwood, Jack and Sue Davidson, Juanita Post, John Haymond, Jeanne Phillips, Hazel Davidson, Martha Daniel, Johnnie Lee, Katrina Myers and Meg and Elmer Moore.
Refreshments were served by Betty Collins, Peg Moore, Frances Chidester and Martha Powers Long.