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    The KS. crazy quilt pix

    this is the whole top
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    this is the back, you can see the stitches, and there is still tails of threads to add more if you wanted...but I do not...I do love that I can see the workmanship from both sides!
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    as I can only do 5 pix at a time, I will keep adding the blocks as I can
    this is blury, but it shows the souvenir ribbon that says : Souvenir 23rd anniversary of the A.O.U.W. Oct 27 Kingman, KS 1891! The AOUW is the Ancient order of united workmen. Google it, it is very interesting!
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    this block has two ribbons on it. The top one is Taffeta and says Simpson & Lewelling Redeem, KS. The bottom one is silk and says Chester I. Long. This could be a Mourning ribbon.
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    this block has what appears to be a horseshoe, but also looks sorta of like it has a needle, and arms,...I give up....any ideas?
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    Beautiful!
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    my DH says he thinks it is a horseshoe with a riders crop!
    We also just found another ribbon on it that says "stand up for kansas" will be googling/researching that next! OH and on the back, we discovered one of the muslins must have been a slip or something as it has most intricate lace edging, still attached to it!

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    How awesome for you! I do agree with your DH about the horseshoe and crop/whip.

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    Oooooh... this is so awesome! I'm originally from KS & know exactly where Kingman is! It's so neat to see this coming together. I love it! Keep the pix coming please!!!
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    I love crazy quilts they are my fav's

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    What wonderful stitching and designs...and a bunch of history lessons. Keep posting!

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    here is another block, this one has some nice flowers and wheat...there is lots of wheat, some are nicer than others, which makes you think that more than one person worked on this!
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    This block has a lovely bee on it, as well as other things
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    This block has the best of the wheat on it...and some blue/white flowers that are like they were cut off of something else.
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    this block has a strange pair of tools. we are guessing a sledge and wedge for splitting wood! Also the yellow axe..also used for wood chopping!
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    this block has several things on it, including a pair of owls. The fabric under them though is about all gone!
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    this block has some great flowers on it, it also has the ribbon that says "stand up for Kansas"

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    and again more flowers

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    this one has a larger flower on it that is quite nice
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    this one has more flowers!
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    this one has a very nice vine of blue flowers
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    I have not found a spider & web on it though..hehehhe
    There is also more than one block that has a trio of interlocking rings! Could be a ranch brand maybe?
    THere is just SOOOOO much to this!
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    Jacquie,

    One that square with the horseshoe - look to the right and you will see what looks like 3 links of a chain. Another photo has the same 3 links of a chain.

    Three links of a chain are the symbol of the "Independent Order of Odd Fellows": http://www.ioof.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    Jacquie,

    One that square with the horseshoe - look to the right and you will see what looks like 3 links of a chain. Another photo has the same 3 links of a chain.

    Three links of a chain are the symbol of the "Independent Order of Odd Fellows": http://www.ioof.org/

    Shari
    OH my...that is awesome Shari...thank you for finding that....yes, there are two blocks of that, and I could not figure out what they meant! So we have AOUW and IOOF represented here! Very interesting. Now to research the names! This is fun...but it is not getting my garden planted..hehehe

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    What a gorgeous crazy quilt! They are my favorite too.

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    The photo with the piece with the horseshoe and crop also has the Oddfellows symbol embroidered. (the three linked rings)
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    The ax could also be representing the Woodmen of the World. There are a couple of others that could be from the Mason's
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    This is one fantastic quilt! I'll bet you've studied it all day! And I can't blame you! What a treasure!
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    Just lovely and thanks for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    What a treasure. The colors are still so vibrant and the stitching so lovely. There's so much to see. Congratulations on a great find.
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    Very nice quilt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki W View Post
    The ax could also be representing the Woodmen of the World. There are a couple of others that could be from the Mason's
    I thought that too! Still looking at it in AWE.....will try some better photography with my better camera tomorrow! Also taking it to see a crazy quilt collector. As it happens we already had a "play day" set for tomorrow! She will be surprised at my show n tell for sure!

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    Wow! What a treasure!

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    The stitching is awesome.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    OK..here is an update on info...the ribbon that to me is like a Mourning ribbon, could be that, OR a Campaign ribbon!
    Here is what I found on Chester I. Long!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_I._Long

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    AND the ribbon above it, also a campaign ribbon! Apparently Simpson and Lewelling campaigned to "REDEEM" KS at the turn of the century!

    How fascinating is all of this?? From little piece of patchwork!

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    here is more info on Simpson and Lewelling.
    Whom ever was making this top was politically grounded that is for sure!

    http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.230...id=55972854283

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo_D._Lewelling

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    Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to show it to us
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