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Washington College Academy dedicates trail quilt block

Local artist Sharon Stone puts finishing touches on the quilt block.


Trustees and guests of Washington College Academy in Limestone met Friday morning, July 19,  to dedicate “The Light In the Wilderness” the school’s addition to the Washington County Quilt Trail.

The quilt block, which features a log cabin with a candle burning in the window, represents the founding of WCA in 1780 by Rev. Samuel Doak. “The light in the wilderness” has been a motto of the school for centuries.

The academy first established as a private Presbyterian-affiliated educational institution by Doak. Currently, Washington College Academy offers a high school curriculum for adults free of charge and the WCA School for Arts & Crafts offers classes in traditional and contemporary arts & crafts.

The quilt block was installed on the north side of the Harris/Jablonski Student Complex.

The Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development Council administers the Washington County Quilt Trail.