HISTORICAL QUILT TO BE AUCTIONED
A handmade quilt will be auctioned off at the Papinville Picnic September on 24th. It was to be auctioned last year at the Bicentennial celebration of Papinville and Missouri, but due to Covid outbreak, the picnic was canceled. The quilt blocks artwork was designed by Phyllis Stewart and the quilting was done by Jennifer Wheatley.
The quilt took two years to make and the artwork on the blocks is drawn and colored showing the history of Harmony Mission, Papinville, and the state of Missouri. The quilt can be used as a wall hanging or quilt and can be washed or dry cleaned. The blocks in the middle are: Pawhuska “Chief of the Osage Indians”, Harmony Mission, and Missouri Map showing the rivers the missionaries traveled on to Papinville. The twelve blocks around the middle panel are: Osage Children in front of Harmony Mission, children in front of the type of Osage living quarters, Steamboat and Riverboat Landing, inside a Harmony cabin cooking, Civil War soldier, Old Bridge over the Marais des Cygnes River, Methodist Church, children walking to school, children in front of the school, Griffin’s Store, inside the school with teacher and inside cooking a meal in the house after the Civil War.
The quilt will be auctioned off at 4:30 p.m. If you would like to bid on the quilt be present at the time of bidding. Better still come and enjoy the activities all afternoon, starting at 1:00 p.m. The Papinville Annual Picnic and all the activities will be held on Saturday, September 24th.