Fergus the Fox
4 x 4 quilt block
In a tribute to the fox hunting country around Landrum, Madelon Wallace chose a fox design for The Wallace Building.
The name Fergus was selected because of its meanings, also the attributes of a fox: courageous, strong, cautious at times and shrewd. The Celtic origin of the name Fergus is also a tribute to her late husband Tony who was born in Ireland.
An accomplished equestrian, Wallace is one of the principals of Walker, Wallace & Emerson Realty (WWE). A resident of the foothills for some 40 years, she is committed to preserving the rural character of the area, maintaining and building a strong and stable environment for local businesses, and protecting the quality of life in a small town that offers large opportunities.
WWE is located in the Wallace Building which also provides professional office space. The building was formerly the Landrum Library and the site where the Landrum Library Quilt Club, now the Landrum Quilters, was organized in 1980.
P. Schenley designed this paper-pieced pattern.
Hung April 2013
Funded by Madelon Wallace and the Mary F. Kessler Fund/Polk County Community Foundation,Tryon, NC