quilt clinic

This quilt made in 1936 was donated to an auction for the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg in 1991, where it sold for $1,000. It was re-donated in 2019 for an auction for the Belleville clinic, where it sold for to a board member for $15,000. It will be displayed at Central Pennsylvania Clinic, A Medical Home for Special Children and Adults, in Belleville.

According to Central Pennsylvania Clinic, a Mennonite girl named Emma Horst made the quilt in 1936, when she was 12 years old.

In 1991, she donated the quilt to a benefit auction for the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, where two of her great-grandchildren were successfully treated for a deadly disorder called Maple Syrup Urine Disease.

It sold for $1,000 to Frank and Maggie Allen. Frank Allen wrote a 1989 Wall Street Journal story on that clinic that triggered half a million dollars in donations, according to LNP records.

This spring, the Allens donated the antique quilt to a benefit auction for a similar clinic in the Belleville area called Central Pennsylvania Clinic, A Medical Home for Special Children and Adults.

This time around a board member bought the quilt for $15,000, with plans to have it displayed at the clinic.