[caption id="attachment_6313" align="aligncenter" width="300"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/08\/lion-quilt.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-6313" alt="Quilt square on Judy Lewallen\u2019s barn in Alderson" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/08\/lion-quilt-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" \/><\/a> Quilt square on Judy Lewallen\u2019s barn in Alderson[\/caption]\r\n\r\nRecognizing that the Lion Quilt Square was a bit hard to see on the side of the Renaissance Building in Alderson, it was moved to the front corner of the building on Friday, Aug. 8. Bowyer\u2019s Tree Trimming and Stump Grinding Service once again provided the bucket truck and the labor.\r\n\r\nNow the lion can be more easily seen. Many Alderson citizens and others have commented positively about the lion. The quilt square was painted by Connie Atkins of Pickaway Pickin\u2019s in Pickaway. She used a base quilt pattern called \u201cChantilly Lace\u201d and added the lion face to the center, somewhat reminiscent of the old \u201cChantilly Lace\u201d\u00a0 rock and roll song written by Jerry Foster, Bill Rice, and The Big Bopper, who released the song in 1958.\r\n\r\nAccording to Wikipedia, \u201cThe song depicts one side of a flirting telephone conversation, with a young man talking about what he likes about his girlfriend, including:\r\n\r\nChantilly lace and a pretty face\r\n\r\nAnd a pony tail hangin\u2019 down\r\n\r\nA wiggle in the walk and a giggle in the talk\r\n\r\nMake the world go \u2018round.\u201d\r\n\r\nWhat Alderson now has is \u201cChantilly lace and a lion face\u201d! The quilt square is just one example of the custom work done by Atkins. She starts out with \u00be inch plywood and applies three base coats of paint. Just like making a sewn quilt square, the design requires a lot of measuring and very precise painting. She finishes off the square with two top coats of polyurethane and Perry McDowell constructs a small frame.\r\n\r\nShe has created many quilt squares in Monroe and Greenbrier Counties. Atkins said, \u201cI started painting the quilt squares because my mother-in-law wanted one for her birthday. That one, \u2018Kari\u2019s Star,\u2019 is probably still my favorite. It is hanging on a barn on Rt. 3 in Monroe County.\u201d\u00a0 Another hangs on Judy Lewallen\u2019s barn in Alderson.\r\n\r\nAtkins has been painting the quilt squares for a year and a half and can be reached at her shop next to Avery Atkins Farm Equipment at the intersection of Rt. 219 and Hillsdale Road in Pickaway. Her phone numbers are 304-772-4081 or 305-646-8111. Prices for a custom quilt square start around $250.