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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Lois Wirre displays the quilt that represents her family history, in addition to the history of the old Topelius Township, which was situated just south of New York Mills. Wiirre spent 400 hours working on the quilt over the course of the last year.

Recording history through quilting

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For Lois Wiirre of New York Mills, a recent project brought together quilting and family history, two of her passions.

Over the last year, Wiirre spent 400 hours putting together a quilt that represents 32 years of history and memories for the Wiirre family and for NY Mills.

The quilt was raffled off to a lucky family member at the Wiirre family reunion on Saturday.

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