We've been having a wonderful time visiting my DH's brother, Hugh, and wife, Glenda, in Prineville OR. Glenda's mother was a prolific quilter and I took pictures of some of her quilts, as well as some of Glenda's other quilts.
This is a Cousin quilt pieced by Glenda's great-grandmother, Adeline Griffin around the 1930's, names of first cousins embroidered by Grace Griffin Walradt (Glenda's grandmother). What a treasure!
This dresden plate quilt was made by Mary Walton Ballard, (Glenda's great-grandmother), made prior to 1920. Quilt given to Inez Couvoisier (Glenda's mother's cousin) who had it quilted. It looks brand new!
This one is the quilt that Glenda's mother made for their wedding. It is all hand pieced and quilted (just about all of her quilts were).This sunbonnet sue quilt was given to Glenda when she was a child, also made by her mother.
Grandmother's flower garden.
Glenda asked her mother to make her a crazy quilt, so this is her favorite.
Oh my goodness...those are absoutely gorgeous...thanks so much for sharing those...ReplyDelete
Wow what absolute treasures!!! I love the pattern of the signature quilt. Thanks for sharing! :) ChristineReplyDelete
Totally awesome! The crazy quilt makes my fingers itch!ReplyDelete
The first quilt is my favorite.ReplyDelete
You are certainly having a good quilty vacation.
Those are all beautiful quilts and real family treasures. Glad you are really enjoying your trip!ReplyDelete
I love the blocks for the cousin quilt. They're all fantastic, though! I love to see old quilts like that and learn their stories.ReplyDelete
a treasure for sure and signed with date is an extra treasure.ReplyDelete
These are absolutely a treasure! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. What a legacy to leave behind. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you posted those!! Now I get to see the wonderful crazy quilt that Glenda told me the funny story about.ReplyDelete
She's lucky to have the family quilts!! And that was terrific you got to enjoy them in person.
Love seeing all those old quilts. What at treasure! thanks for sharing them.ReplyDelete
My goodness - what treasures! 8-))ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us. They are family treasures, for sure.ReplyDelete
What wonderful quilts. I would like to make a cousins quilt someday. Thanks for sharing them.ReplyDelete
My first quilt was a SUn Bonnet Sue! :) I'm making my grandchildren a I SPY hexie quilt...ReplyDelete
Oh how wonderful! Thanks for sharing and I"m so happy I found your lovely blog! Thank you Lori! XO
So glad to see those wonderful old quilts! What fun it must have been to see those treasures up close and personal. ---"Love"ReplyDelete
What beautiful quilts, great family treasures..Karen xReplyDelete
Beautiful quilts, one and all. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What at treasure! thanks for sharing them.Love seeing all those old quilts.ReplyDelete
You practically got to go to a quilt show between these two blogs here!! Love to see all those goodies;)ReplyDelete
I love Signature Quilts! They capture women's and family history and community history so wonderfully!! I am working with the Quilt Index on a national Signature Quilt Pilot Project. You can read about it here http://www.quiltindex.org/sqpessay.php If any of you have Signature quilts, please consider documenting them. I'd be happy to send you the documentation form by email. You can see my research here http://karenquilt.blogspot.com/2009/11/researching-signature-quilts.htmlReplyDelete