Treasured keepsake: Jean Edwards, 86, displays a quilt made by her grandmother, Vernie Lee Beaver. Her photo (first on top right) along with other generations of the family. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
Tom Russo / Daily Reporter Detail work: Jean Edwards shows some of her handiwork on one of the quilts that will be displayed in the Common Threads Quilt Guild show at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
MT. COMFORT — Jean Edwards has a bad habit of staying up too late. With no one around to tell her it’s time for bed, sometimes the 86-year-old Greenfield resident stays up all hours absorbed in her latest quilt.
“I just can’t put it down,” she laughed Thursday, looking up at the fruits of her labor on display at the Common Threads Quilt Guild show.
Edwards has several quilts – including a collection from six generations of her family – in the biannual show, which runs today and Saturday at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church.