1 x 2 quilt block

This quilt block was inspired by a quilt owned by Linda Fitzgerald-Howard, co-owner of Carolina Antiques and More.


Her grandmother Helen L. Hollanda of Baltimore, MD, purchased the Poppy quilt pattern in 1962.  The quilt was then pieced and appliquéd by her daughter Bonnie L. Suit in 1965.  The Garrett County (MD) Mennonite Quilters Club completed all the quilting.


Mrs. Hollanda died in 1993 and the quilt was left to Ms. Fitzgerald-Howard and her daughter Victoria Fitzgerald.


Heavner’s Variety Store occupied this 1920s building for many years.  Men’s and women’s clothing was found on the first floor with children’s clothing on the second floor.  Vegetables were stored in the basement.    Quite a few artifacts from Heavner’s were found when the Howards gutted and restored the building.


The store was vacant intermittently through the years.  Richard Conn Art Gallery was the last tenant before Carolina Antiques opened on August 11, 2010.  


Hung October 2013

Funded by Carolina Antiques and More and the Mary F. Kessler Fund/Polk County Community Foundation, Tryon, NC