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Steve Mills

The quilt returns to Bell Buckle

Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 9:42 AM
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  • I've taken so many out of state visitors to Bell Buckle and the quilt always gets great comments! Glad to see it is coming back to life. HP

    -- Posted by horsepoopperson on Thu, May 23, 2019, at 5:04 PM
  • Anne and I are glad that the quilt has returned to the Square in Bell Buckle. Is it in front of Anne's former shop, where it was originally? We would like to know where it is. We are also happy Steve has noticed the return of the quilt. I want to mention it was Anne's idea, but the merchants and others made up the group who got down on their knees in the hot sun and helped paint the quilt. Clara Hieronymous, Nashville theatre critic and friend, did a big article on Bell Buckle which was an important 'advertisement' for the town. The article had a huge picture of the quilt and Billy Phillips sitting in a chair on the quilt. The quilt was always an important well known symbol of Bell Buckle, and it was an important part of our tourism development.It looks like Larry Stone was doing an excellent job re-painting the quilt. We hope he gets some help. When the quilt got dirty because of all the traffic, the city would sometimes wash it down for us. Bell Buckle had a wonderful team spirit.

    -- Posted by Bob Scruggs on Thu, May 30, 2019, at 5:33 PM
  • Thanks for the history Bob. I believe it is in the exact same place, but I will try to check next time in town. Except for giving up precious parking space, it would be good to leave it open. Maybe using it as handicap only with wider parking spaces would keep it more visible?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, May 31, 2019, at 10:42 AM
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