Wallace’s legacy lives on in quilts

By From page A14 | October 23, 2011

On behalf of Project Linus of Yolo County, we would like to thank the family of Ida Wallace for donating fabric, and to the Quilter’s Dozen quilting group for making 11 beautiful quilts.

We would like to pay tribute to Ida Wallace’s life by remembering her publicly. Jeannie Spangler, a member of the quilting group, explained the donation this way:

“Ida was a member of our Quilter’s Dozen group for many years. She was a longtime Winters resident and she and her husband owned the Winters Express. She was an amazing quilter with a wonderful sense of color. She made a ‘going away to college’ quilt for all of her grandchildren as well as many wedding and baby quilts.

“She died last February at the age of 90. After she passed away, her daughter-in-law, Sherri Wallace, who is also a quilter, asked our group to take Ida’s fabric stash. We decided to cut the fabric into 4 1/2-inch squares and make baby quilts. We arranged the fabric by color palette and handed out the packets to the members who were interested. We tried to keep Ida’s ‘character’ in the quilts.”

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this endeavor.

Diane McGee and Ann Shannon

Chapter coordinators, Project Linus of Yolo County

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