HAGERSTOWN - It's not unusual for years to pass between a quilt's conception and its final, celebratory stitch, but one piece displayed at the Mason-Dixon Quilt Show might never have been finished at all, were it not for a lucky find by a dedicated Hagerstown quilter.
Patty Prodonovich purchased the partially sewn fabric scraps, along with the intended pattern, from an acquaintance who cleans out attics and basements. Though Prodonovich doesn't know who started the quilt or why it was never finished, she was careful to follow the anonymous quilter's design.
"I hope she's looking down from above and saying, 'That's what I was looking for,'" Prodonovich said.
She calls the quilt "Resurrection."
The story is one of dozens that give meaning to each of the quilts displayed at the show, held last weekend at Hagerstown Community College by the Buchanan Trail Quiltmakers of Waynesboro, Pa., and the Friendship Quilters' Guild of Hagerstown.