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Royal Neighbors of America Quilt 1953-1954

An old quilt top traveled from California to Eureka, Montana where a group of us hand quilters finished it. The top was made by Royal Neighbors of America, Alhambra Camp 7553, Hazel Army Oracle in 1953-54.  Most  of the 14 inch blocks were signed.  The signatures as best I can read were Lelia, Vernice Hosp, Lillybell Wallace, Beckley, N.M.T., Hazel Jarmer, Millie Dobbins, Lizzie Mitchell, Getrude Lewis Deputy, MarionPlake, RossellBeneery, Cydia Miller, Maj Daniels. It was a pleasure to be part of this quilt history.....judy cogswell and the Historical Village of Eureka, MT.quilt1.jpg quilt2.jpg

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Comment by Irene Gallway on December 5, 2014 at 2:57pm

What an honor Judith to have a hand in finishing this beautiful quilt.  It was interesting to read the names  on the quilt.

Comment by Barbara Graham on December 5, 2014 at 1:04pm

What a wonderful story and a beautiful quilt! Great job.

Comment by Joan on December 5, 2014 at 10:41am

Beautiful quilt.  What a history lesson.  Just looked online about Royal Neighbors of America.  Very interesting, I'm guessing the Alhambra camp 7553 would be in the San Gabriel area of Los Angeles?  Or maybe Martinez, CA?  Where will the quilt go now that it's done?

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on December 5, 2014 at 8:50am

How wonderful to be a part of a project like this.  So glad you and your group were able to finish it.  I'll bet it was a fun one to work on.  

Comment by Pam/NY on December 4, 2014 at 6:51pm

I love all the older names...what a great opportunity to be part of a project like that.

Comment by Donna Sykes on December 4, 2014 at 5:55pm

What an interesting project. The quilt looks great!

Comment by Barb/WI on December 4, 2014 at 5:13pm

What a great piece of history!  Beautiful colors.

Comment by Janet/MO on December 4, 2014 at 3:33pm

My first husband's last name is Lewis & his family is from Montana.  I wonder if the woman with that last name might have been related to him.  What a fun project to work on.  

Comment by Shannon, ON on December 4, 2014 at 3:29pm

very cool. glad it finally got the finish it deserved!

Comment by B J Elder/WA on December 4, 2014 at 2:37pm

What a great treasure you got to work on and bring to 'life'.  

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