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Quilts & Genealogy Talk: Mother-Daughter Crazy Quilts


 
At the February Quilt & Genealogy Talk, guest speaker Charlotte Wirfs talks about the “Mother-Daughter Crazy Quilts” a local Medford resident, Garret Kinser, gave to her a few years ago when she gave a quilt talk at a local gallery. Garret had been given the quilts by his Aunt Madeline, one of the quilt makers. They were made in 1915 by a woman in Stockton, California. Unfortunately she died before completing them, and in 1970 her daughter-in-law finished the quilts.
 
The “Mother-Daughter Crazy Quilts” are now part of Wirfs’ collection, and are going through a registration process. As Charlotte examined the quilts, she wondered what she could learn about the ladies that created them. What could the fabric choices tell her? Were the embroidered stitches traditional or unique? Who were these women? So many questions. Can Charlotte answer them? Come and learn what she found out at the February Quilt & Genealogy talk!
 
Quilt and Genealogy Talks are free to everyone! February 26, 1:30  – 2:30 p.m. Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Hwy, Medford. To register call 541-512-2340, email reception.JCGL@gmail.com, or stop by the Genealogy Library.
 

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