Quilts, wood carvings to be auctioned at Aug. 10 American Legion 100-year anniversary

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by Cori Hilsgen

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Even though this year’s July Fourth festival has already taken place, the Church of St. Joseph quilters continued with their stitching to benefit another area event.

The quilting group which includes chairperson Delrose Fischer, Marilyn Brinkman, Cathy Buchheit, Sharon Froehle, Ione Jacobs, Linda Loso, Judy Meemkin, Jeny Meyer, Josie Meyer, Betty Schloemer, Ilene Schmitt, Geri Schwab and Lynn Valek has been busy creating two patriotic quilts which will be auctioned at a Community Day beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the American Legion Post 328 in St. Joseph. The auction will take place at 4 p.m.

The event will celebrate 100 years since the St. Joseph American Legion, John Kuebelbeck Post 328, received its charter Nov. 5, 1919.

The “American Valor” quilt measures 67- by 84- inches and the “Proud to be an American” baby quilt measures 40- by 50- inches. The American Valor quilt was pieced by newly recruited quilter Linda Loso.

“The soldiers that served our country gave us freedom and I am always thinking of passing a quilt off to the Veterans Administration patients,” she said. “It started as a laptop quilt but got bigger. Personally, I am honored that Delrose has asked me to donate it to the celebration.”

“It is so fitting,” said Froehle. “It’s a privilege to do this for the veterans.”

A chainsaw-carved wooden eagle valued at $2,200, by Mark Kurtz, and a duck carving, by Lee Eisenschenk, will also be auctioned  at the event which is open to the public and will include music, food and drinks.

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This “Proud to Be American” baby quilt, hand-stitched by the Church of St. Joseph quilters, will be auctioned at a Community Day 100-year anniversary celebration Saturday, Aug. 10 at The American Legion Post 328 in St. Joseph.

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Church of St. Joseph quilters (left to right, clockwise) Cathy Buchheit, Delrose Fischer, Marilyn Brinkman, Betty Schloemer, Josie Meyer, Linda Loso, Jeny Meyer, Sharon Froehle, Ione Jacobs and Geri Schwab stitch on an “American Valor” Quilt June 17 at the Heritage Hall parish center. The quilt will be auctioned, along with a “Proud to be an American” baby quilt, chainsaw-carved wooden eagle and duck carving, at a Community Day 100-year anniversary celebration Saturday, Aug. 10 at The American Legion in St. Joseph.

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American Legion member veteran Norm Hanson (back, standing) views an “American Valor” quilt, pieced by Linda Loso and stitched by the Church of St. Joseph quilters, which will be auctioned, along with a “Proud to be an American” baby quilt, chainsaw-carved wooden eagle and duck carving, at a Community Day 100-year anniversary celebration Saturday, Aug. 10 at The American Legion in St. Joseph. Quilters stitching on the quilt June 17 at Heritage Hall include (left to right, clockwise) Delrose Fischer, Marilyn Brinkman, Betty Schloemer, Josie Meyer, Linda Loso, Cathy Buchheit, Jeny Meyer, Ione Jacobs and Geri Schwab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Cori Hilsgen

news@thenewsleaders.com

Hilsgen is a contributing reporter for the Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other people’s stories through the pages of the Newsleaders.

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