New Quilt in the Exhibit!! “Cinchona” By Patti Wolf of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

by Allison Wilbur on October 8, 2009

Cinchona by Patti Wolf

Quilter’s Statement:  When I heard about this challenge, I immediately thought about quinine, which is used to treat malaria. I knew that quinine was derived from a plant, but I had to do some research to determine which plant. The bark of the cinchona tree is the only natural source of quinine. Quinine has been used to treat malaria since the 17th century! I remember my grandparents telling stories about taking preventive quinine tablets during a safari in Africa in the 1970s. Malaria has a personal interest for me because a former co-worker was a malaria survivor and told me about what it was like to have the disease.

Quilt Art September 24, 2010 at 5:59 am

I absolutely love quilt art and am thankful to have stumbled across this site. Some of the quilts in the exhibit are absolutely amazing!

Cathy

Winding Machine January 30, 2011 at 3:38 am

.;; I am really thankful to this topic because it really gives useful information `*,

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