More Amite businesses and organizations have sponsored quilt blocks for the Louisiana Quilt Trail.
The Tangipahoa Parish Fair Board quilt block’s display, called “The Tangipahoa Parish Connection,” is at 400 Reid Ave. The design is a Ferris wheel with riders representing livestock and poultry, plants and agricultural products, art and music, and cooking and sewing. The Ferris wheel’s pedestal is shaped like the parish; a star marks the parish seat and fair location in Amite, as well as the Tangipahoa River and railroad running north and south.
Claire’s on Mulberry has a quilt block titled “Claire’s Welcome,” displayed at 114 W. Mulberry. The pattern, accented by dogwood blossoms and a white fence, includes images representing the architecture of the historic home, built in 1908, and the groups that regularly meet there, including the Garden Club, Amite Art Club and Book Club.
The Amite Kiwanis Club’s quilt block, “Leaders Serving Others,” is displayed in Coach Catha Park in downtown Amite. The block represents seven posts and five stars for Terrific Kids represent 75 years of Amite Kiwanians serving others. Catha Park’s winding sidewalk leads to Kiwanis leaders and children, in the shape of the 9/11 memorial. Doors between them are opportunities Kiwanis offers.
Inside the posts are Key Club, Bringing up Grades and the golf tourney that helps fund their efforts. The flying C130 is a symbol for Larry Mobley, who served as the governor of the Kiwanis Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District.
For information on the Louisiana Quilt Trail, call (985) 386-8815 or visit louisianaquilttrail.com.