Campground Friendship Fan Quilt

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Pattern Names: Fan
Period: 1930-1949
Date: 1939-1941
Location Made: Campground Community near Tunnelton, WV., Campground Community near Tunnelton, WV. United States
Project Name: Signature Quilt Project Public Submission
Contributor: Signature Quilt Pilot Project
Brackman Number: 3305
Layout Format: Block pattern
Quilt Size: 65 inches x 74 inches
Fabrics: Cotton, Floral, Multiple scrap, Plaid, Print, Solid/plain, Striped
Colors: Beige or Tan, Cream, Green, Lavender, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow, Nile Green
Construction: Machine Piecing, Embroidery
Purpose or Function: Fundraising
Description: 56 fan blocks,embroidered with first and last names of people who lived in the Campground Community near Tunnelton, WV.
Other Notes: The Friendship Quilt was in the personal belongings of the late Izetta Jewell Bucklew Cooper who passed away on 11 Feb 1985. Izetta was born 3 Nov 1916 in Rowlesburg, WV., the daughter of Clay & Agnes McGinnis Bucklew. When Izetta was 15 days old her mother died of Bright’s disease. Izetta’s maternal grandparents, Dent & Lydia Sisler McGinnis of the Campground Community near Tunnelton, WV took Izetta in and raised her. Izetta graduated from Tunnelton High School in 1936 and later married Don Cooper from Farmington, WV. and had three children: Barbara, Edith Jewell and Donny Cooper. , The people paid ten cents each to have their signature embroidered on the quilt. Source: 1998 Lillian Williams; block 1E
Inscription: Names Listed on Signature Quilt 1A Harland Williams: 1B Anna Trembly: 1C Kate McGinnis: 1D Eleanor Montgomery:1E Ella M. Kelly: 1F Lillian Williams: 1G John Montgomery. 2A Paul Weaver: 2B Don Cooper: 2C Clarence E. Weaver: 2D W.B. Williams: 2E Madge Williams: 2F Agnes Williams: 2G Charles Trembly. 3A David Chedester: 3B Lova Williams: 3C Elma Chedester: 3D Carolyn Jean Snyder: 3E Carnie Williams: 3F Thelma Williams: 3G Freda Sines. 4A Irene Britton: 4B Pearl Weaver: 4C Hilda Dewitte: 4D Mrs. Williard Miller: 4E Alvirna Rhodes: 4F Gertie Lewis: 4G Marie Weaver. 5A Florence La Rew: 5B Howard Murray: 5C Belle Britton: 5D Cecil Wilson: 5E Francis Miller: 5F Izetta Cooper: 5G Virginia Williams. 6A Lydia McGinnis: 6B Edgar Wilt: 6C Nellie Miller: 6D Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Miller: 6E Paul La Rew: 6F Henretta Craig: 6G Cora Fortney. 7A Kathaleen Wilson: 7B Irene Murray: 7C Mae Wilt: 7D Wilfred Britton: 7E Alice Loraw: 7F Glen M. Williams: 7G Maxine Chedester. 8A Eugene McGinnis: 8B Asa Britton: 8C Lloyd La Rew: 8D Gilbert Williams: 8E Eva Craig: 8F Dent McGinnis: 8G Vivian Dewitte.
Related Items/Publications: A new quilt binding was added in 1998 by Edith Cooper Shaver, Lydia McGinnis' great granddaughter.
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