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Bonham Public Library to display quilts during Quilt Hop July 27
By Allen Rich
Jul 27, 2013

Bonham -- Bonham Public Library will be another popular stop this weekend at Bonham's annual Quilt Hop set for July 26-27.

Quilts were a precious gift to keep families warm on frosty nights and also a reflections of the seamstress who sewed these pieces of fabric together. Each of the quilts that will be on display at Bonham Public Library has a story to tell about a person or a time period.

Takes the "States" quilt for example. A creation of Mary Hintz Poeck, the States quilt depicted all 48 states at the time, with the state's name and state flower in each of the 48 blocks.  This quilt is on loan from Mrs. Poeck's granddaughter, Sandra Loschke.

Another example is the friendship quilt made by Margaret Graham Loschke and friends from the Vineyard Grove Baptist Church in Allens Chapel.  This quilt has an image of an aircraft and there is a story behind the creation.  It was made when Marvin Loschke went off to serve in Air Reserve during World War II.

Another historic quilt on display at Bonham Public Library is an all-cotton tobacco sack quilt made by Lois Graham and on loan from Lamasco, Texas resident Annie Winnett.

One of the fascinating aspects of the Quilt Hop is that quilts will be on display at all the top tourist attractions in Bonham.  It all gets underway Friday, July 26 with a reception at Creative Arts Center.

A TAPS bus will be available Saturday, July 27 to shuttle visitors between participating sites.

 Quilts will also be on display at Bonham Visitors Center, Sam Rayburn Library, Fannin County Museum of History, Bonham Senior Center at Hidden Treasures on the east side of the Bonham Square.