Linda Caudill began quilting in 1992 when her mother, Marcia Haenszel invited her to a Morrow County Quilt Guild meeting. After going to just one meeting with her mother she decided to make it a regular activity.
“I got to spend time with Mom when we were quilting,” said Caudill. It was a wonderful way to spend time with her. She passed away in March. She was 93.”
Cheryl Jason noted that Caudill’s mother was one of the founding members of the Morrow County Quilt Guild.
Caudill had a quilting store in Delaware Ohio for six years before ill health forced her to sell the store. After several surgeries her health has improved. She’s presently living in Ostrander, although she’s proud of her Morrow County roots and proud to say she’s a Mount Gilead High School Graduate.
Caudill supervises the quilt show at the Delaware County Fair. She has taken courses in Antique Quilt appraising for three years in Paducah, Kentucky. She now holds the title of ‘Professional Quilt Appraiser.’
Some of the things quilt appraisers look for are the thread counts, which show the type of loom that made the quilt. Other appraising keys are patterns, colors and fabrics of antique quilts.
There were 39 of Caudill’s quilts on display at the Morrow County Quilt Guild’s show this weekend. Six were antique quilts she has collected and 33 were quilts she has made.
Alberta Stojkovic is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.