Friday, October 10, 2014


I was privileged enough to be able to go with the Bushwhacker Quilt Guild to tour the Powers Museum in Carthage MO.  

During the Maple Leaf Festival they have a quilt show at the Museum.   They have a Facebook page here if you'd like to check that out.   First of all let me start with saying that this blog post is HEAVY with pictures.  I took a lot of them.  Many times when you go to a museum, you aren't allowed to take photos.  I was this time and I took a lot.    

Appliqued Tulip - 1915 - Owned by Rosemary Willard

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Top - They are giving this one away!  Maybe I'll win!!!  It was donated by an anonymous friend of the museum to be given away!

Chain of Diamonds Variation - 1944 - Made by Laura Miller and given to granddaughter Mary McWilliams for graduation gift in 1956 from Carthage High School.

Butterfly Applique Quilt - 1940's - Maker unknown

Signature Quilt - 1945 - loaned by Sylvia Burnett Knost (whose name is on the quilt) featuring names from her mother's sewing circle.

Miniature Grandmother's Flower Garden - 1933 - created by Laura Miller, owned by Mary Ann McWilliams.  The blocks were miniature but the quilt was bed size

Grandmother's Flower Garden - 1930's - Pieced by Jewell Simmons Byers and finished by Ann Byers Haggard in 1990's.

Virginia Snowball - 1930's - maker unknown, owned by Dr. Eric VonHolten

Bow Tie - 1940's - made by Lora Dale Shelton Burlison and assisted by Idotha Hope Griffith.  It is a summer quilt with flannel as batting and feedsack material used in the top.

Drunkard's Path - 1978 - Made by Mary Ann Dobson of Barry County MO and owned by Reba Hill.

Four Cross/Signature Quilt - 1909 - owned by Kathleen Strait and quilted in 2012 by Ellen Wilson and Carolyn Johannes.

Crazy Quilt Buggy Quilt - created by Christine Kin from Dayton Ohio 1907 at age 72.  

1885-90 Crazy Quilt created in Virginia.  Donated to the Museum in 2014 by Elliott Denniston in memory of his late wife Pam Denniston.

Jasper County Missouri Courthouse Quillt 1894-95 
Fundraiser of Grace Episcopal Church with just under 800 names
Donated by Elizabeth Wright Estate
This quilt can be seen at this website

1910 Crochet & Linen (now replaced with new fabric except embroidered patch with initials DLW) 
Owned by Kathleen Strait

1816 White Cotton with White Embroidery (Mountmellick ?) by Lucey Zachary of Virginia
Donated to Museum by Birkhead family.

Double sided Quilt Trip Around The World
Made by Lamira Frances Boucher Shelton 1856-1945

Back is Ocean Waves and Baseball blocks
both tops tacked to older quilt that is visible underneath

1927 Avilla Quilt - Owned by Carthage Chamber of Commerce

Four Cross Quilt - 1940's - Made of Red Cross nursing uniform fabric
Owned by Anna Holiday.

Double Wedding Ring - 1940's - maker unknown

Hope you enjoyed the show as much as I did.  I have one more post about the Quilt Display.  I'll post it tomorrow.  It features school house quilts only.


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