I made another B3quilt and used 2.5 yards. Donated another 3yds to guild so my numbers have grown a tad. YTD is now 26.79 yds out. Slowly de-stashing. Here's the quilt:
A community member brought two quilts to give to the guild as she was downsizing. The first one was a blue and white churn dash made by a pioneer of a nearby town way back in the 1880s(?). I suggested she contact the museum in that town. She did and they are thrilled that she is giving it to them.
The second quilt was a fundraiser for the Calvary Church in Rochester, NY in 1903. Here's a block from it:
Off to work on another charity quilt and a WIP - I'm going to have to make a list. I'm getting confused as which WIP is what #.
LOL - blessings to you all and happy quilting.
Some of This, Some of That
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I'll vote for Firefighter....grin. Big Mick was a fireman.ReplyDelete
How interesting, I would love to know all the history behind these old quilts. Near where I live is the American Museum, which is home to a large permanent display of American quilts. I hold my breath when I put my glasses on to read the museum label. I am always disappointed if it says Maker unknown and therefore they can only guess at the date.ReplyDelete
The red and white quilt is fascinating with all of the embroidered signatures. How fortunate that you found a home for one of them and that there may be a good home for the second!ReplyDelete
Wow--you stumped Barbara Brackman! I hope you can learn more about the quilt--I'll bet it has an interesting tale to tell.ReplyDelete
How lovely that the first quilt is going back to where it came from so quilts from that area can admire what their ancestor did. Have fun with the search for the other quilt, so so many names from the past there????? I wonder if they were all quilters or just friends and family?????? Thanks for sharing these lovely old quilts and their stories. Glenda AustraliaReplyDelete
The first thing that came to mind is Firfighter..ReplyDelete
These quilts and their stories and destinations are actually intriguing. So glad you thought of the museums!ReplyDelete