Bed Turning at Sesquicentennial Tea
Lois Weissberg, of peace and Appliqué Quilt Shop is shown with a quilt that will be part of an upcoming event. Lois, along with her daughter, Gretchen Quisgaard will present a quilt program which will feature a bed turning. Approximately 25 quilts will be displayed on an antique cannonball-style bed and the ladies will then lift and showcase each quilt detailing itus history.
If you have a quilt you would like to share for this event, please contact peace and Appliqué Quilt Shop at 145 East Main St. in Rochester (phone: 217–498–6771). They are seeking pre-1950s quilts.
The quilt program is also sponsored by the Rochester Sesquicentennial Committee and will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Rochester United Methodist Church, (555 South Walnut St). Doors will open at 3 PM for the show.
Amanda Bryden, Registrar for Decorative Arts and History at the Illinois State Museum will also be at the program with a blue wool and white cotton Jacquard coverlet that belonged to Susannah Baker Bell (1799-1876) of Rochester. The coverlet dates to 1853. It was donated by family members to the ISM a decade ago.
Tickets for admission to the quilt show may be purchased for $5 from peace and Appliqué Quilt Shop. Doors will open at 3 PM for the quilt show.
The early settlers in the 2017 Sesquicentennial parade entry
David Ramsey telling Rochester history to the visitors of the Stone House.
Wade,Walker, Lexi and Wyatt Martin at the 2017 4th of July Parade
David Taft and Ryan Lee driving the horse-drawn funeral hearse owned by Wilson Park Funeral
Pictures from the Rochester Sesquicentennial table at the Rochester Kindergarten’s parent night 2018
Ann Rowley, Trudy Ballinger, Carolyn Moore, and Ruth Ann Theis
Trudy Ballinger, Nancy Miller, and Ruth Ann Theis
Carolyn Moore and Ruth Ann Theis preparing sandwiches for the Tea
Hadley, Brooke and Ellie Tweryon riding on the 2018 Sesquicentennial Parade entry
Adam Gribbins is a freshman at Rochester High School where he has achieved high honor roll. He is a Life Scout in Troop 58 and he participates in Wrestling, Cross Country, Track, and Scholastic Bowl. Adam is preparing the Time Capsule for the Rochester Sesquicentennial.