West Virginia Beauty

by Petresa Turner

Each square has a different color bell or flower

Each square has a different color bell or flower

Each square has a different color bell or flower
 White back ground; not sure what the pattern is
Intricate detail and stitching
 Beautiful craftsmanship and colors

This quilt was hand made by my great-great grandmother after my grandfather was born she could never walk again. My aunt and grandmother made quilts for a living. The one I have was never used and still has blood stains from the needle work.

I was able to pick one out before my Aunt Scottie died. They had a whole closet full of them the only one I couldn't take was the very first one my great-great grandmother made. Her name was Ida McCoy and she died when she was 86 years old; Aunt Scottie died when she was 82. They were from Hur, West Virgina.

I am thinking it was in the late 1800s or early 1900s when this quilt was made. I would like to know more about this quilt maybe you can look at it to see..
Thank You,
Petresa Turner

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Sep 27, 2015
Knew the McCoys
by: Anonymous

My father was a Ferguson tractor dealer in West Virginia and was a friend of Harley McCoy. I remember visiting in their home in the 1950's.and seeing the many quilts. Small world!

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