The Furry Double Wedding Ring Quilt

There are many “romantic and mythical stories” about the Double Wedding Ring Quilt.  A 1932 brochure shared this short Civil War story: A woman made a very special quilt for her niece’s wedding. But, the wedding was delayed because the groom was wounded in the war and it was several years before he returned. When he did, the wedding was planned, but he had no rings. Learning of this, the woman told her niece, “My child, I’ll furnish the rings. You shall have my favorite quilt and we will call it the Double Wedding Ring.”

For every quilt, there is a story! At the June Quilts & Genealogy talk, guest speaker Anne Billeter will talk about the history of the wedding ring quilt, who made this Phoenix pioneer family’s quilt, where it’s been, and  how did it return to Jackson County?

The program is FREE, and open to the public. June 27, 1:30pm-2:30pm. Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Hwy, Medford. For information, call 541-512-2340, email, or stop by the library in person. If you have questions, please contact Denise Salthouse at 805-448-1776, or To view the calendar of events visit Join us the fourth Tuesday of every month for more fun and informative Quilts & Genealogy talks!

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