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We started this not only to research the quilt, but also the story behind a group of friends, family or community around the quilt. Upon looking into the early 1900’s brings to life the history of WHEN the quilt originated. It is our hope that we can find out more about the women who started the quilt, the varying dates (1903-1908) signatures, names, and locations as well as the occasion behind the quilt. We know that life gets busy and hope that this leads us all to better document our work, as well as FINISH what we start

~ thank you to Shirley for finding the squares ~ finishing THE QUILT & sharing it with us!

Missouri Signature Quilt Project

Shirley's Missouri Signature Quilt
Date:  Blocks made from 1903 - 1908.  Quilt completed in 1995, by Shirley Lewis
Acquisition Source:  An antique shop in Greenwood Mo., in the summer of 1994.
Dimension:  71 x 97
Block Dimension:  10 x 10
Sashing:  2 1/2" wide sashing around each block.  Grey/red tiny print fabric.
Corner Blocks:  Red cornerstones.  Cream inner border, red middle border, grey/red tiny print outer border. 
Quilt Method:  Blocks were all hand pieced and hand embroidered.  Blocks were machine pieced together to form the top.  Quilt was hand quilted by me (Shirley).
Color Scheme:  Red/cream/grey.  Blocks are red, black, green, blue.
Fabric:  Cotton
Number of Blocks:  24 (each block refereed to by row number & block letter a-d)
                                        = six rows of 4 blocks each.
Block Patterns: Known as: Album patch, album pattern, odd fellow's quilt, courthouse square, arbor window, and the cross patch. Information from  the book "One Piece at a Time", published by KC Star.  The pattern was published in the newspaper on Sept. 29, 1928. Also known as: Chimney Sweep Quilt Block  Washington sidewalk 
Signatures:  Yes.  Dated 1903 - 1908.  Most blocks include town and state (Jasper and Bates County) Carthage and Rich Hill, MO.
Signing Method:  Hand embroidered in black, red, gold, pink, green, and brown.

... More information: Names and individual photos of each block below ... 


KarenQuilt said...

How exciting! Is this the first Signature quilt you have attempted to document? You've done a great job of documenting the physical qualities of the quilt itself. Great start! What a great idea to start a blog just to tell this quilt's story as well as to record the history of your own research process! Good luck! KarenQuilt

Richard Healey said...

That is a pretty quilt great job.


Anonymous said...

This is our family quilt. I come from the Krattley's in Carthage. My 103 yr old mother was the daughter of mary krattley. thus, the rest of them are sisters and a brother named (ves). My name is Robert Trent . The krattley house is on the corner of Morgan Heights and 170cty rd known as the krattley corner. e-mail shoestringred55@yahoo.com