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Thread: Missouri friendship quilt history & names

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    I am interested that this quilt goes to muesum or decendants of signers before i pass away. My kids will make it a cat bed item.
    Anna Lee Davis Quilt
    Anna Lee came from MO in the 1930s to marry Mr. Tom Davis in Indiana
    Her friends in Mo sent a friendship quilt with her, approx. full size.
    She told me that it meant a great deal to her and how much she missed her friends
    Quilt appears to be circa 1930s but that is just my best guess. No label
    Friends signing in embroidery are: [?s are the last name spellings] Anna Lee Davis passed away in 1980s
    at age 83. Quilt was purchased at her estate sale in 1988.
    1. Mrs. G Breeden
    2. Mrs. Ernest Kingry?
    3. Mrs. WT Zimmerman-Joplin, MO
    4. Glen Watkins
    5. Mrs. Ocie Wall
    6. Mildred Breeden
    7. Lelia Watkins
    8. Mother Breeden
    9. Laura Zimmerman
    10. Zoe McCoy
    11. Anna Lee Eakens
    12. Mrs. Arlie Turner
    13. Grandma Stairsger?
    14. Mrs. Susie Breeden
    15. Minna Lee
    16. Miss Bette Wall
    17. Miss Mary Ann Line
    18. Mrs. Flo Webber
    19. Alma Bailey
    20. George Foote
    21. Gertie M. Sisson
    22. Myrtle Seely
    23. Martha Wyatte
    24. Roy Eakens
    25. Mrs. Eula Fox
    26. Thelma Peppers
    27. Mrs. G Foote
    28. Etta Wofford
    29. Lorene Comiford- Claremore, Okla
    30. Mrs. Essie May
    31. Mrs. Fred Sweetland
    32. Mrs. Cora Baret
    33. Bertha Polly
    34. Harriet Jane Line
    35. Mrs. Glen Watkins
    36. JA Wofford
    37. May Breeden

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    Very nice quilt! We're having a Quilt Registration activity locally in about 2 weeks. Perhaps that would be a first step for you to get the quilt documented by the state. Check with your local quilt guild for more information!

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    I would contact a museum in St. Louis or Columbia (maybe the University). They will know the best place for it to keep it in Missouri. It should stay there if possible.

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    Sometimes I wish there weren't those of us in hiding, it would make it easier to help (but I understand why we choose that option).

    Try googling "Quilt Documentation Projects" for one in your state.

    Also, try http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/

    And you might consider leaving the quilt to a local/regional museum of history -- where the quilt was made, I mean -- so that the names on it might be remembered by viewers.

    The museum will likely request an appraisal which you can get usually for less than $50 from any AQS certified quilt appraiser in your area. Google American Quilters Society for a list.

    Jan in VA

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    I am only interested in getting it into MO i have never been there. I can not walk since my fall thus no quilds
    I do not want it to become a cat bed.
    Tho i like cats i just respect this quilt history more

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    I just realize that i had not completed the profile sorry i did not intend to hide.

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by vjw65
    I just realize that i had not completed the profile sorry i did not intend to hide.
    VickiJane,
    I'm sorry about your fall and incapacity, what a difficult thing to live with, I sure. :cry:

    I didn't mean to push you to post your locale But I'm glad you did, because you're likely to find even more friends here when they find you are close by. :-)

    I think it's wonderful you want to get the quilt into good care! Do follow up on the links I sent above, they may be just the ticket for you.
    Hugs,
    jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Sometimes I wish there weren't those of us in hiding, it would make it easier to help (but I understand why we choose that option).

    Try googling "Quilt Documentation Projects" for one in your state.

    Also, try http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/

    And you might consider leaving the quilt to a local/regional museum of history -- where the quilt was made, I mean -- so that the names on it might be remembered by viewers.

    The museum will likely request an appraisal which you can get usually for less than $50 from any AQS certified quilt appraiser in your area. Google American Quilters Society for a list.

    Jan in VA
    I am getting walls and must pay to join.
    did find a link to them on facebook I have added the info there
    http://www.facebook.com/quiltindex?v=wall
    "The Quilt Index is a joint project of The Alliance for American Quilts, the MSU Museum, and MATRIX. It aims to be a central resource that incorporates a wide variety of sources and information on quilts, quiltmakers and quiltmaking."
    I am very hopeful to connect with someone
    I am trying to re-coup my investment by.
    1 Sell this to someone who will treasure it.
    2 Use that money for fabric to finish my last three quilts.
    1. Sarah's Shoes
    2. 100 top Scarey Movies quilt
    3.100 WWE wrestlers
    then i begin selling my quilting room & sewing room contents

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    label for Danielle Northcott Natn'l Park Series fabrics
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    Sarah's label will have 55 embroidered shoe pairs on quilt top. next 2010 quilt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Wife
    I would contact a museum in St. Louis or Columbia (maybe the University). They will know the best place for it to keep it in Missouri. It should stay there if possible.
    Let me do a little searching finite. The state hist
    society in Columbia maintains a guide to local hist societies in the state. I know there are museums around Joplin and springfield.

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