Terry Yost demonstrates how to properly do a french twist stitch. One of the quilts that will be on display Sunday at the museum was what Yost and her youngest daughter made as they perfected this technique. (Johnson Publications photo)

Terry Yost’s quilts to be featured on opening day at Chase County Museum

    The 2017 Chase County Museum programs are set and ready to begin May 14.
    Through nominations and suggestions from fellow Imperial Quilt Guild members, quilts made by Terry Yost of Imperial will be featured at the May 14 and 21 programs.
    “We usually choose someone who has done a wide variety of (quilting) techniques,” said Becky Spady, a current member and past president of the Quilt Guild.
    Yost’s interest and passion for quilting were handed down from both her grandmother and her husband’s grandmother.
    “Lucille Spalding gave me my first sewing machine and helped fire up the sewing bug in me,” said Yost.
    This seven-year member of the Quilt Guild has years of experience and technique with a repertoire that includes  but is not limited to french twist, counted cross and embroidery.
    Yost has passed down this hobby to her youngest daughter. The two of them have made several quilts together, each project lasting about a month.
    “My youngest daughter loves it, but I never could get my oldest into it,” said Yost.
    Yost will have 20-25 pieces on display at the museum. The pieces she has chosen hold bits of family history and memories that are near and dear to her heart.
    “I made this piece for my friend’s son, who is now grown up. She told me that whenever he comes to visit, this is the blanket they use to watch movies,” said Yost as she held an obviously used, loved and slightly ripped blanket.
    One piece Yost is particularly excited to display is made from an intricate table cloth her grandmother had stitched together by hand.
    The museum, located in Champion, will be open to the public 1-4 p.m. May 14 and 21.
    Anyone wanting their own quilt on display should contact a Quilt Guild or museum member or simply show up Saturday at 9 a.m. when the members will be setting up.

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