Quilters give three seniors scholarships

Blount County Quilters Guild members announce that Julianna Lind Harvey and Madeline NeSmith of Oneonta High School and George Purpura IV of Susan Moore High School are winners of the three $1000 scholarships the guild awarded to senior students in Blount County this year.

Twenty-two essays were written by applicants for the scholarships, and guild members wish they could have given each one a scholarship. Money for the awards is raised by guilders’ quilt show and the sale of tickets for the fundraiser quilt, which this year is a fan pattern in many colors.

Members hope to continue the scholarships next year, as they feel the students are meeting the goals of the guild “to promote and preserve the art and quality of quilts and quilting, through friendship, knowledge, and encouragement to others.”