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Last Supper quilt makes its way to Bridgeport

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013

First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport is bringing the Last Supper Quilt to Bridgeport 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23.

The free showing of the 15.3-foot by 5.5-foot quilt will highlight a display of talent from local quilters all in the church sanctuary. Refreshments will be served in the Montford Family Fellowship Hall.

Retired Waxahachie dentist Don Locke pieced the quilt over two-and-a-half years using 51,816 half-inch squares. He first created a computer-generated image of Leonardo daVinci’s famous painting enlarged to show pixels. Locke then selected, cut and sorted by color the 350 different fabrics used including some of his own hand-dyed fabric. The pieces were arranged on a design wall and then sewn together by machine in strips.

The top was machine-quilted by Linda Taylor of Melissa, and it was finished in September 1999.

Individuals as well as quilting clubs are invited. First Presbyterian is located at 1307 Newby St. in Bridgeport at the intersection of Lawdwin just off U.S. 380.

For information, call Pat Hiler at 940-575-9242.

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