Ghost of the Quilt Walker
I am the chairman of the Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival in Panguitch Utah.
This quilt has been running through my mind for 13 years now and I just finished it for this years festival that was held June 9-12. It is based on the diaries of the 7 men who saved the town from starvation.
In 1864, the winter was long and the families were running out of food. Seven men volunteered to walk to Parowan 40 miles a way. They took a team of oxen and a wagon and made it 10 miles out of town. The snow was too deep and they couldn't go any further. They spread a quilt out and knealt in prayer for guidance. When they were finished they noticed that they hadn't sank in the snow. So they took their quilts and when the snow was too deep they walked on them. They completed the remaining 30 miles and the 40 miles back this same way.
So we started a festival the 2nd weekend in June to honor these men. We are having a statue done to commemorate this wonderful event. So this year I decided I better get my quilt done. It turned out wonderful and I love it!