Wagstaff Inc. – Tom & John Wagstaff
The owner’s great grandfather John Holeman Hester and his wife Josephine Thompson Hester moved to this farm around 1890. This fertile land near Concord Church, which John inherited from his father, was a thriving tobacco farm and he continued growing tobacco his entire life. The lands continues to be farmed, and the family has expanded into cattle, grain, hay, timber and the tobacco warehouse business. There are three quilt squares on the farm drawn from the owner’s memories of growing up on the farm. One celebrates the sunflowers planted around an old tobacco pack house that dates back to the early 1900’s. Another features an Angus Bull, and the third highlights their vegetable garden.
Quilt Square by Kate Lagaly • Photography by Ken Martin