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    Paris Texas 1931 Friendship Quilt Top.......

    I have had this quilt top for many years, and bought it at an antique store in Paris, Texas..... from a dealer. I'm hoping that somebody will recognize the names on it..

    It is handpieced and put together by machine.

    These are the names embroidered on the blocks. My spelling might not be accurate, as some are hard to read.

    Eliz Julian
    Minnie Helms 1932
    Patty & Jerry
    Aunt Vivian
    Tommie Siddle 1931
    Inell Killingsworth
    Alcie Coplin
    Granny Coplin
    Mrs John Carr
    Evelyn Bobo
    Mrs L McNeal
    Frances McNeal
    Sara Woods
    Mrs Jake Windham
    Mrs Otis Williamson
    Loyce Slough
    Tommie Siddele 1931
    Billie 1931
    Marietta Denton
    Mother 1931
    Evie 1931
    Robbie Rivers
    Arlie Kinkham
    Mrs W H Siddle 1931
    Leona E Kinkham
    Aunt Rosa 1931
    Vivian Busby
    Vida Peaden

    If you know of any of these folks still around Paris, I would love to hear from them. Thanks for all help!
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    Paris, where???

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    Beautiful quilt. I hope you can find some link to the names.

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    Paris France, or Paris, somewhere in the US?

    Sorry, just reread your heading.

    How about phone books, some of the older folks still insist on having land phones, and some still might live in the same town.
    Have you tried Googling those names? Or, considering that most of these people would most likely be gone, how about death notices? Or even googling them, some might be still around. Considering that in 1931 they might be as young as 18, might be here and still remember that quilt.

    Let us know what you find out. I'm wondering myself about this.
    An interesting piece of history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    Paris, where???
    I forgot that the title doesn't appear on the opened page. Sorry..

    Paris, Texas 1931 Friendship Quilt Top

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    As a genealogist, I have to say.... that is AWESOME!!!! I do hope you find someone listed there or a family member. Check rootsweb.com under the section for mailing lists. If there's one for that area of TX, join the list and post the info there. You can't post the pictures, but you might have success in finding someone who is researching those families. Good luck!

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    Wow, history! It is beautiful. Hope someone recognizes it.

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    Texas

    up in the east part

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    What a treasure. Hope you find someone who knows those people. Just a thought, but it may not have originated in Paris, Texas. Maybe someone brought it there from another part of the country. I'm thinking that maybe it was made to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.
    Sue

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    Hi, Brenda. Marc says he knows folks by the last names, Mcneal and Woods...he is unsure if they are descendents. My sister-in-law and her husband still live in paris. I will see if they recognize any of the names/families

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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie
    What a treasure. Hope you find someone who knows those people. Just a thought, but it may not have originated in Paris, Texas. Maybe someone brought it there from another part of the country. I'm thinking that maybe it was made to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.
    Sue
    I can't remember just what the seller told me about it, but seem to recall that it was from the Paris, TX area.

    I was born in Bogata Texas, and my papa use to take me with him to Paris for Farmer's Market days. I remember that we had hot tamales from a pushcart, and later had fresh figs for a snack. He was a real good papa. He died when I was 5 yrs old...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Hi, Brenda. Marc says he knows folks by the last names, Mcneal and Woods...he is unsure if they are descendents. My sister-in-law and her husband still live in paris. I will see if they recognize any of the names/families
    Thanks so very much... Bless your hubbies heart! This could turn into a novel..... wow!

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    Can't help with the names but the quilt is beautiful.

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    I love a mystery. Please keep us posted. The quilt is very cool.

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    Brenda, that is such an awesome Album quilt. I collect them, and album blocks. They make me so happy looking at the old-fashioned names, etc and wondering who the people were.
    I hope you find some of the info you want!!
    And I'm sorry you lost your Papa so young :(

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    I just looked at it again. The block signed Mother makes me wonder if it was going to be a wedding quilt maybe???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    How about phone books, some of the older folks still insist on having land phones, and some still might live in the same town.
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    what do you consider "OLDER FOLKS"...I just turned 50 and for security reasons will NOT give up my land line...that makes me OLD....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I just looked at it again. The block signed Mother makes me wonder if it was going to be a wedding quilt maybe???
    Maybe so... also might have been for a church pastor, because of the crosses in the blocks...

    Does anybody out there know what this block design is called?

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    Hope you can find some info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaY
    Paris Texas 1931 Friendship Quilt Top.......

    I have had this quilt top for many years, and bought it at an antique store in Paris, Texas..... from a dealer. I'm hoping that somebody will recognize the names on it..

    It is handpieced and put together by machine.

    These are the names embroidered on the blocks. My spelling might not be accurate, as some are hard to read.

    Eliz Julian
    Minnie Helms 1932
    Patty & Jerry
    Aunt Vivian
    Tommie Siddle 1931
    Inell Killingsworth
    Alcie Coplin
    Granny Coplin
    Mrs John Carr
    Evelyn Bobo
    Mrs L McNeal
    Frances McNeal
    Sara Woods
    Mrs Jake Windham
    Mrs Otis Williamson
    Loyce Slough
    Tommie Siddele 1931
    Billie 1931
    Marietta Denton
    Mother 1931
    Evie 1931
    Robbie Rivers
    Arlie Kinkham
    Mrs W H Siddle 1931
    Leona E Kinkham
    Aunt Rosa 1931
    Vivian Busby
    Vida Peaden

    If you know of any of these folks still around Paris, I would love to hear from them. Thanks for all help!
    NO BUT I SURE WISH I COULD THAT IS AN AWESOME PRICELESS QUILT TOP GOOD LUCK TO YOU.

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    I do not know any of these people. I grew up in Paris, TX and was a "Nance" from home. If you will go to whitepages.com
    and type in some of the last names, you may just find some of the kin.
    I was born over at Cumby in 1943 and still have relatives around the area.
    Good Luck......................Katrina

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    I always thought it was called an album block.

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    My husbands 2nd cousins husbands mother was Evelyn Bobo. Out of Haltom City area in Fort Worth, TX. Sorry extended family. Hard to explain. She has passed.
    I quilted a quilt top from the same time period for another member of his family. The same memory block pattern. it must have been popular at the time.

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    Keep us posted - what a lovely top and I'm glad it found a home with someone who appreciates it!

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    The only name I recognize is "Mother"

    Good Luck... There is a quilt shop in Paris, you might speak with them....
    Mikki

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