Centennial quilt will be on display
The New Mexico Daughters of the American Revolution Society designed a quilt for New Mexico's centennial representing the 19 chapters in the state.
The El Portal chapter, founded in 1931, consists of Roosevelt and Curry counties. The members created a square that they felt best represented the area.
The Blackwater Draw woolly mammoth, a windmill and Cannon Air Force Base are represented on the El Portal chapter's square.
The quilt will be displayed in the window of Web Direct in Portales for Roosevelt County's Heritage Days celebration today through the weekend.
The quilt will then go on to travel the state to visit the 19 chapters. The society hopes that the quilt will be hung in the New Mexico Governor's Rotunda for the rest of the year.