Updated: Oct 2, 2021
Master quiltmaker Donna Seidel of Bexley, Ohio has presented the Foundation with a gorgeous quilted wall hanging which celebrates Earl's '48 and '98 northbound thruhikes. Meticulously illustrated on the quilt is a map of the entire AT as well as the old pair of boots which Earl wore out during his historic '48 hike. The Foundation has used the quilt as a unique sign to identify its exhibit at recent hiker gatherings. (Prior to sewing this quilt, Donna made a quilt in memory of the 9/11 tragedy. That quilt has been displayed in the White House, and is now at the Smithsonian.) Thanks Donna, for your beautiful gift to the Earl Shaffer Foundation!