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McHenry County Historical Society program a stitch in time

UNION – The McHenry County Historical Society will host its annual quilt drawing and program at 1:30 p.m. today at the historical museum, 6422 Main St. in Union.

The quilt raffle drawing for this year’s quilt – a constant flowered center and border with alternating triangles and squares of green and pink, and dedicated to Sue Stanek of Algonquin – begins at 3:30 p.m.

Quilt collector, Nancy Lehman of Walworth, Wis., will speak and show her collection of McElwain quilts. She has a family connection to Mary A. McElwain Quilt Shop on Walworth square.

Lehman said her father’s cousin worked at the shop and her mother cared for McElwain’s daughters.

Lehman is president of the Historical Society of Walworth and Big Foot Prairie, and past state historian of the Wisconsin Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is a past Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Walworth County Fair and celebrated military bugler with Bugles Across America.

After Lehman’s program, “Reminiscences of the McElwain Quilting Era,” visitors are asked to bring their own favorite quilt for a show-and-tell.

Tickets for the quilt drawing cost $1, six for $5 or a dozen for $10. They will be sold until the drawing.

For information, call 815-923-2267 or visit the historical society website at www.gothistory.org.

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