Bailey family reunion antique quilt show

What a great idea to have a antique quilt show at our family reunion.

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Aunt Pat and daughter’s Kay and Shana started with two quilts, Wedding Ring quilt made by Pat’s Grandmother Augusta Looney Wallace and a quilt she had received from Uncle Bob family Dutch Boy quilt.

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Aunt Betty and daughter Debbie showed a mint condition Wedding Ring quilt made by Augusta Looney Wallace that was given to her daughter in love (law) Elizabeth Wallace.  Aunt Elizabeth request that Betty receive this quilt that had never been used.  What a treasurer.   Upon closer viewing of the two wedding ring quilts they had been made with the same fabric and quilting.

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My Brother Buddy and I displayed three quilts.  The first being a Wedding Ring quilt that Buddy received from Great Aunt Lottie’s estate.

Buddy's Baby Quilt

Buddy's Baby Quilt

I surprised my brother by showing his baby quilt of Blue and Pink square block with the words Baby Dear written on the quilt.

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We showed a quilt that I remembered being the first quilt I was around in my parent’s Jerry and Shafter’s home  a 1930′s square block quilt.

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Aunt Mary and daughter Terri displayed two quilts.  A beautiful Dutch Girl quilt that had been restored by Uncle Bob cousin Faye Chapman.

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The next was a awesome Dresden Plate quilt in really good shape.  The two were made by Grandmother Wallace.   I shared the story about traveling to Oklahoma City and meeting  my two Aunts  Betty and Mary to see our ancestor quilt that was made in the 1850′s in Texas by Almyra Turner Wallace.  I show the group pictures of the quilt and reproduction fabric  that I will be using in making a reproduction of the quilt.  We enjoyed sharing our quilts for all to see and touch.  Maybe some new quilter will a merge out of this showing.  It was a great way to preserve our family history in quilting.

3 Comment(s)

  1. What a great idea! Do you have any pictures of the occasion to show the rest of us! Sounds like a lot of fun.

    Ellene | Jun 21, 2009 | Reply

  2. Got the pictures for all to see. Hope you enjoy seeing these beautiful quilts. It was so much fun.

    tanya | Jul 13, 2009 | Reply

  3. Love the family reunion quilts. I have a quilt picture hanging on our wall. The caption reads “Families are like quilts, lives pieced together, stitched with smiles & tears,colored with memories and bound by love…. When I saw the picture, I thought of all the lives woven into my family and the threads are not easily broken… Love you,

    Jan | Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

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