Bostic Lincoln Center has new quilt square

Museum is expanding
Jul. 02, 2014 @ 04:33 AM

New improvements and growth are underway at the Bostic Lincoln Center.

The (BLC) is displaying its ” Log cabin” barn quilt created and presented to the center by Amy Drum, artist from Cliffside and Kings Mountain.

The quilt pattern can be seen from Main Street in Bostic as it is mounted on the 1928 historic train depot. One-half of the quilt is painted colonial colors and the other half is today’s patriotic colors.

The quilt is among of many quilts found on buildings or barns in Rutherford County, especially in the Cliffside community, that are a part of the barn quilt tour being established by Drum. 

Also recently, a brick patio area was created in the front of the BLC museum in preparation for the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Sign to be installed in the future.

BLC is now one of 80 sights in the 18 western NC counties with this designation. Once the sign arrives and installed, there will be a formal dedication. 

Ben Trull of Vertical Concrete excavated and poured the concrete while Larry Jarrell, brick mason and son Chance Jarrell created the patio. The brick used for the patio was recycled Bostic brick from the Shiloh School. 

BLC participated in a Rutherford County matching grant program which made the project possible.

The walkway into the museum, opened in 2008, was laid by Larry Jarrell using Bostic brick from the demolished brick.

The center is also expanding. The former firehouse adjoining the BLC museum is now a part of the center's program. The new space allows BLC to host larger groups more efficiently and effectively. 

There is much work to be done to upgrade the building.

When the renovations are completed, a formal dedication will be held.  

Funding for the project is derived from yard sales and other fund raising events, including the annual BLC yard sale on Aug. 2 in the center's new space.

Donations for the yard sale can be picked up by calling (828) 245-9800. 

BLC is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and will be provide a tax exempt receipt for donations.

It is an all volunteer organization and volunteers are always needed. Call (828) 245-9800 to volunteer.