1960 “Ol’ Shep” Friendship Quilt Block

Yesterday I published a blog about an 1844 friendship, or album quilt. This block is from a 1960 version. I saw the quilt on a bed in a small museum in Kelsey, Texas, where my mother grew up. This block is my family’s contribution to the quilt. My mother doesn’t know much about it, who made it or why. Her name, Ruth, is in the lower left corner. Other names are my aunts and uncles, my grandfather and grandmother are represented in red thread in the upper and lower center blocks.  And Ol’ Shep? That was the dawg. Says a lot about my family that he got star treatment.

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