Northborough Senior Center's quilt mystery partially solved


Northborough Senior Center's quilt mystery partially solvedNorthborough – The queen-size quilt being raffled by the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center offered a touch of mystery, as noted when ticket sales began in the fall. Years ago, an unknown skilled quilter had hand-worked scraps of fabric into 12 colorful medallions in the Dresden Plate design, and these medallions eventually were donated to the Northborough Senior Center's quilting group.

After Northborough resident and quilter Jo Anne Romagosa decided to work the medallions into a quilt to benefit the Friends Northborough Senior Center, folks wondered about their origin. Was it a local resident who had stitched these colorful scraps together? It turned out that a longtime former resident of Dennis Circle provided at least part of the answer: Elizabeth Goldsmith found the medallions among the belongings of her mother, a quilter, who bought them at a church bazaar in Ohio about 40 years ago. Elizabeth's mother, who later moved here from Ohio to be near her daughter, was nearly 100 years old when she died earlier this year.

Raffle tickets are available at the Senior Center for the Dresden Plate quilt, with a touch of mystery remaining as to who originally created the medallions. Tickets are $2 for one or $5 for three. The winner's name will be drawn at the Friends” of the Northborough Senior Center annual Chocolate Spectacular Saturday, Feb. 11, at Whitney Place, 238 West Main St. The Friends, who raise funds to support the Northborough Council on Aging and the Senior Center, are grateful to Romagosa for using her hand-working skills to complete the quilt.

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