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for Carolina Country Vol. 15 Issue 1, Jan 1983
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For the past ten years, Georgia Bonesteel of Hendersonville has been practicing and teaching lap quilting, a method of making a quilt in small sections and assembling them for the finished product. Bonesteel says the method offers people a way of hanging on to an important part of our heritage and adapt it to today’s lifestyle. This article discusses Bonesteel’s lap quilting technique, and provides a sample of instructions.
North Carolina native L.A. (Speed) Riggs was the American Tobacco Company auctioneer who became the “Voice of Lucky Strike” cigarettes on radio and television commercials for more than three decades. The Tobacco History Corporation and Duke Homestead recently sponsored an event in honor of Riggs and had a display of Riggs’ lifetime collection of auctioneering memorabilia. Now 75 years old, Riggs stays busy with his charity work and nationwide tours.
The Herford County town of Murfreesboro was a center of Revolutionary War events. The history of Murfreesboro is marked year-round with tours of restored buildings, activities, and celebrations, such as the Historic Murfreesboro Heritage Festival and LaFayette Ball.