The Marquis de Lafayette Quilt Finds Its Home In Lafayette City Hall
The quilt honoring the man for which Lafayette is named has made it's way back home to reside in city hall.
Durel was full of compliments for his city's namesake, briefly explaining the young Frenchman's impact on our country during uncertain times.
The Marquis de Lafayette came over from France when he was 19-years-old and helped General George Washington. The Marquis was a strong proponent of democracy. He was able to convince the French to come over and help during the Revolutionary War. Without that we would not have beaten the British, and we would not be what we are today. - Joey Durel
Durel explained that though the quilt now permanently resides in Lafayette's city hall, this is not the first time Lafayette residents have had the chance to see the well traveled quilt.
This was actually seen in Lafayette earlier during the 250th anniversary of the Marquis de Lafayette's birthday in 2007.
The quilt was made by the Quilters’ Guild Acadienne here in Lafayette. The quilt has traveled around the world; it's been to France, it's been to Washington D.C., and now it's back here. They donated it to be hung in city hall. It's in a big beautiful frame, and it really brightens up that big atrium. - Durel