Sunday, June 27, 2010

MY SIL'S QUILTS

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.



20 comments:

Barb said...

Oh my goodness...those are absoutely gorgeous...thanks so much for sharing those...

Christine said...

Wow what absolute treasures!!! I love the pattern of the signature quilt. Thanks for sharing! :) Christine

Liriopia said...

Totally awesome! The crazy quilt makes my fingers itch!

Liri

Karen said...

The first quilt is my favorite.
You are certainly having a good quilty vacation.

Marsha said...

Those are all beautiful quilts and real family treasures. Glad you are really enjoying your trip!

Katie said...

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.

Ceamz said...

a treasure for sure and signed with date is an extra treasure.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

These are absolutely a treasure! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. What a legacy to leave behind. Thanks for sharing.


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Lori said...

I'm so glad you posted those!! Now I get to see the wonderful crazy quilt that Glenda told me the funny story about.
She's lucky to have the family quilts!! And that was terrific you got to enjoy them in person.

Lindah said...

Love seeing all those old quilts. What at treasure! thanks for sharing them.

Elaine Adair said...

My goodness - what treasures! 8-))

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us. They are family treasures, for sure.
Carolyn

Beth said...

What wonderful quilts. I would like to make a cousins quilt someday. Thanks for sharing them.

Sandra Henderson said...

My first quilt was a SUn Bonnet Sue! :) I'm making my grandchildren a I SPY hexie quilt...
Oh how wonderful! Thanks for sharing and I"m so happy I found your lovely blog! Thank you Lori! XO

---"Love" said...

So glad to see those wonderful old quilts! What fun it must have been to see those treasures up close and personal. ---"Love"

Breezy Bree said...

What beautiful quilts, great family treasures..Karen x

Teresa said...

Beautiful quilts, one and all. Thanks for sharing.

Sissel H.S said...

What at treasure! thanks for sharing them.Love seeing all those old quilts.

seventhsister26 said...

You practically got to go to a quilt show between these two blogs here!! Love to see all those goodies;)
Happy Quilting!!

Karen Alexander said...

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.html