An Anniversary “Quilt”

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An Anniversary “Quilt”

The Wilson Park Woodcarvers celebrate their 25th with a project equal parts old and new

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Wilson Park Senior Center Woodcarvers and Burners Club in Milwaukee, Wis., members created a 42″ (1.1m)-square wooden quilt held together by a shadow box and frame. The quilt, similar to one created 25 years ago, includes two of the original contributors, Harold Kinas and Frank Penne. This year’s quilt incorporates relief carving, caricature carving, chip carving, and pyrography, and took five months to complete. Both quilts hang side by side in the main room
of the Center.

The Wilson Park Senior Center Woodcarvers and Burners Club was formed in 1992 with about 50 members. They currently have around 45 members, with a wide range of skills. Said spokesperson Ed Thomas, “Newcomers are always welcome.”

For more information, contact Ed Thomas at

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