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Cousin Carol’s Heirloom Quilts

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Does your family have heirloom quilts?  My husband’s cousin Carol does, and I was recently lucky enough to see them and learn about their history. Now I have Carol’s permission to share these two quilts with you.

Carol, who has an interest in genealogy, actually knows where and when these quilts were made, and which ancestors they belonged to – a real rarity for quilts over 150 years old which have passed through many hands.  These stories tend to get lost as time passes, but Carol knows these quilts were made by Quaker ancestors in Pennsylvania.

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Pieced Together: Documentary on the Quilt Square Trail Movement

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 | 0 comments

By Julianne Donofrio of  Piecedtogetherdoc.com

While driving down a country road, something catches your eye: there are colors and shapes made out of plywood and paint. What looks like an average barn standing tall among the fields is the frame for an understated masterpiece. You’ve spotted a quilt square and it is the brainchild of Donna Sue Groves.

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AIDS Memorial Quilt Turns 25

Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The AIDS Memorial Quilt was first conceived during a candlelight march in remembrance of assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.  AIDS activist Cleve Jones asked marchers to write on signs the names of loved ones lost to AIDS. 

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Great-Grandma’s Sewing Basket

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

I wanted to share a photo of a special family heirloom I received a few years back – my Great-Grandmother’s sewing basket.  I inherited it from a great-aunt who passed away, as I was the only one of the great-nieces who sews. And I’m so pleased it came to me!

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