Friday, September 17, 2010

Genealogy and Quilting

I've known in my heart that genealogy and quilting go together.  But there isn't a family history of quilting, so I don't have any personal experience.

I got Philena's Friendship Quilt from the library.  The author of this book, Lynda Salter Chenoweth takes an album quilt she bought in California, and researches the people who signed it to figure out the story of the quilt.  Very good detective work.  She managed to find pictures and lots of great records.  There is a pattern in the back on how to make this quilt too.

I also found out that a reknowned genealogist, Myrt, now has a blog that combines these two passions.  I look forward to seeing what she does with it.


Barb said...

hello -
Interesting - I'll have to check out her blog. I love history and quilting, but I'm the first in my family so no history there, that I know of.

O'Quilts said...

Scrap quilts are my favorite and rail fence is so good for that. Thank you for the tips on the genealogy site and for visiting my blog.