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Aged quilts in museum display have a story to tell
Times photo: Brian Gray Christie Strait, Monroe, looks at one of the quilts on display at the Green County Historical Society Museum. The museum opened Saturday and will be open every weekend through Labor Day.
MONROE - Some of the quilts at the Green County Historical Society Museum, 1617 9th St., are over 100 years old, and each of them tell a story.The quilts are new to the museum, volunteer Christie Strait said.There are 10 quilts on loan to the museum and several more have been donated.One of the older quilts was made by Louisa Brunner Fritz and donated by Barbara Wyss. Wyss' grandmother, born in 1859, was a seamstress as a young girl. The quilt on display is the only one from the grandmother's collection; she died in 1950.