​Will we solve the “Signature Quilt Mystery”?

Signature quilts popularity grew during World War II.  Business owners and other community members paid to have their names embroidered on quilt blocks which were sewn together to create a quilt, and the quilt was then raffled to raise money for the Red Cross. But the history of all signature quilts is not as easy to resolve as those created during WWII, such as the signature quilt we’ll discuss and display at our June Quilt & Genealogy Talk. By identify the forty-two signatures on the quilt we’ve solved some of the mystery, such as why it was made and how it found its way to Medford, but not all! In our research we learned that some of the signatures that appear on this quilt are related and several are Josephine County residents, while others are Oklahoma residents!

Join us and learn more about this “Signature Quilt Mystery,” Tuesday, June 26, 1:30pm-2:30pm, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Hwy, Medford.

Quilt and genealogy talks are FREE and open to the public! For information call 541-512-2340, email, or stop by the library in person. For a complete list of events, visit


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