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I received the message below as a posting to my WEGER-L mailing list last
night from a Mr. F. J. Taylor, and given that it has my maiden name (CREWS)
and WEGER (my grandmother's maiden name) on it, I figure it has to be from
this general area in IL. The specific names for those are Bernice CREWS and
Myrtle WEGER, which I did not have matches for in my PAF database. I
noticed SCHOONOVER too, which I think is a local name, and I would love to
help this couple reunite this quilt with its family.
Some might be offended by the fact that these people charge to do this (I
imagine that buying the quilt in the first place cost some money, as these
older quilts are worth a lot to collectors), but restoring a 1930s quilt
top isn't an easy job, and the fact that she's a professional-level quilter
willing to do this is wonderful as far as I'm concerned. They've even
managed to successfully reunite a few quilts with the ladies that
originally quilted them in the 30s! To me that's amazing...
Please read down the list below, and if you know who this might belong to,
please contact Mr. Taylor at <seamus(a)peak.org> (and CC me please, as I'm
dying to know how this fits into these families!).
Here are some details he gave me about this particular quilt: In this one,
there are 42 traditional album blocks, 80x92, scrappy 30s, bright colors,
some minor staining, (incl. ink) in the border - the blocks are in
excellent shape, names are embroidered on, and it is hand-pieced.
Mary Kathryn Kozy
Lawrence Co., ILGenWeb CC and ILLAWREN-L/WEGER-L list admin
If anyone knows the following names, please contact me at seamus(a)peak.org.
I have a "Friendship Block" quilt (c. 1930) with these names:
The quilt is for sale, and this type of quilt can fetch a good price.
However, we would like to see the quilt return to a family member, if
possible. My wife purchased it as an unfinished top some time back, and
really loves it. She is planning on finishing it herself, but will wait
until we hear from a family member. If one of the families want to purchase
it as is, the price is $250. If they want it finished, my wife is a noted
quilter, and will do the work if asked. It would be about $375 finished,
including labor, and materials.
Names on the quilt include:
I'm forwarding this to the list from <young(a)lodelink.com>. Please respond
directly to that address...
Hi Looking for the Amanda or Wanda (Moore) Belt family.Amanda born 1854?
died 1888.I think in Ok or Tx.Family lived in Durant some still do.
Lawrence County, Illinois Genealogy Group
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