Wren Pavilion, Wren Park, 111 E. Whitner Street

City of Anderson, SC. Tour

Wren Pavilion, Wren Park, 111 E. Whitner Street

Anderson, South Carolina 29621, United States

Created By: Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail


#119 Grandmothers Flower Garden

Quilter Verna Mayfield.

Sponsor The City of Anderson Economic Development Office

Grandmothers Flower Garden was sponsored in 2011and placed on the interior wall of the pavilion adjacent to Wren Park. The Wren Building was the former Belk building. Built circa 1890 it is one of the oldest buildings in downtown Anderson. Today rotating artistic displays are placed below the quilt panel.

The owner of the cloth quilt, Arlene Young, is the niece of the quilt maker, Verna Mayfield. The quilt was made in 1977 and has great significance to Arlene as one of the fondest memories of her Aunt Verna because of her love of flowers. Verna Mayfield was a self-taught quilter, who taught herself how to sew, quilt, knit and crochet

Grandmother’s Flower Garden is a familiar name for rosettes of hexagon patchwork. The design first appeared as “hexagon” or “honeycomb” Patchwork in the January 1935 issue of Godey’s Ladies Book, an influential fashion periodical during the early 20th century; many quilt patterns were renamed to make them sound quaint and “colonial”.

This point of interest is part of the tour: City of Anderson, SC. Tour


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