Quilt top back home after 80 years PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 October 2013 10:25

Margaret Prentice sits with the quilt that she and her family donated to the Coronado Museum Tuesday afternoon. The quilt has 104 names of women that lived in Liberal in the 1930s, and it was found by her daughter and granddaughters in Texas at an antique display. “Well, it was my daughter and two granddaughters that found it in Round Top, Texas, which is a town of a 100.  Twice a year, they have an antique deal where people just lay stuff out on fences and they are just out in pastures and they just walked by and happened to see this in a box. It was hanging out on a barb wire fence, I think,” she said.  The names on the quilt seem to have all been embroidered by the same person, according to Prentice.  “In looking at it, we decided that a lot of these ladies maybe didn’t know how to embroider, but they signed their names and the same person did the embroider work. But there are so many names that people recognize, and Lidia Hook Gray is instrumental in finding a lot of this history about it. She’s so nice and generous with her time. She found out a lot of this history for us,” Prentice added. L&T photos/Giseelle Arredondo

 

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