Erwin Denim Patch

History of the Quilt

Objectives

Project Description

Evaluations of Accomplishments

Future Plans for the Project

Proposal Letter

Request to Commissioners

Biographies by Homemakers Clubs

Biographies by Friends of the Library

STORY OF THE QUILT SQUARE BLUE DENIM PATCH BY THE ERWIN EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUB FOR THE HARNETT COUNTY HISTORICAL QUILT, 1989

Erwin Quilt Square Blue Denim Patch

This patch is symbolic of the Denim Capital of the World. The Erwin Mills today produce one million linear yards of material per week. In the late twenties and for two or three decades thereafter, the mill employed as many as 2,300 people. With the development or modern technology and the use of "robots" the work force today has been decreased to approximately 1,200.

 

Written by: Faye Jordan, President

Erwin Extension Homemakers Club

Quilt Square: Row 2, Number 8

Embroidery and Applique by: Lela Harrington

Member of Erwin Extension Homemakers Club