West Virginia Beauty
by Petresa Turner
Each square has a different color bell or flower
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..
There are many online sites with information about the heritage of quilting in America. Some are excellent, containing well-researched scholarly information, such as The International Quilt Study and Museum at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Others, such as Block Central's Quilt Directory contain links to many fine sites that pertain not only to the history of quilts, but to other elements of quilting as well.