Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail Adds New Quilt Block at Spearman Home in Westminster, SC


The home of Claudia Spearman, located at 200 Augusta St. in Westminster, SC, is the 144th quilt block added to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. The quilt block, called “Josephine’s Knot”, hangs next to her front door. Mrs. Spearman made the original cloth quilt while recuperating from gallbladder surgery. It is in honor of her father’s mother, Josephine Jones Spearman, who died when Claudia’s father, Jim Spearman, was a little boy. And it was her mother, Mildred Spearman who worked with the UHQT volunteers in painting the quilt block for the Trail.


“Josephine’s Knot” was designed by Debbie Maddy. She is a designer, teacher and founder of Calico Carriage Quilt Designs.  “I love fabric, sewing—and quilters! I design patterns for quilts that are visually stunning but easy to make. Since 1993, Our Philosophy is Simple at Calico Carriage, we believe quilting should be easy and fun! Our patterns and books are written and illustrated in an easy-to-follow style, so you can just read and sew, and love the quilts you make!.”

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