Campground Friendship Fan Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 4-DB-37

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Signature Quilt Pilot Project
InstProjNameF003a
Signature Quilt Project Public Submission

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Campground Friendship Fan Quilt
AltNameF011
Fan
BrackmanF011a
3305
OverallWidthF12a
65 inches
OverallLengthF012b
74 inches
PredomColorsF014
Beige or Tan
Cream
Green
Lavender
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Yellow
QuiltSpecColorF014a
Nile Green
TypeInscripF019
Multiple Names
ContInscripF020
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.
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
LocInscripF022
on block
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
OtherExDateF023d
1939-1941
DateInfoF023f
Approximate date the quilt was made is between 1939-1941. Date determined by: Agnes Castle Williams was married April 1939 and her married name is listed on the quilt. Vivian Dewitte Weaver was married in October 1941. Her maiden name is listed on the quilt.

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Floral
Multiple scrap
Plaid
Print
Solid/plain
Striped
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Campground Community near Tunnelton, WV.
ProvCountyF057b
Preston County
ProvProvF057e
Campground Community near Tunnelton, WV.
ProvCountryF057f
United States
QuiltHistF059
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.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Fundraising

Quilt design and materials sources

OthTopSourceF064a
Unknown
AddNotesF066
The people paid ten cents each to have their signature embroidered on the quilt. Source: 1998 Lillian Williams; block 1E

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnerNameF082a
Edith Shaver
OwnerCityF084
Fairmont
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
OwnerZipF087
26554
SourceInfoF088b
Edith Cooper Shaver

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
A new quilt binding was added in 1998 by Edith Cooper Shaver, Lydia McGinnis' great granddaughter.

a Essay Historical Background

description
56 fan blocks,embroidered with first and last names of people who lived in the Campground Community near Tunnelton, WV.
essay
It is generally felt that the women of the Campground Community made the Friendship Quilt. It is unknown which organization actually made the quilt: the homemakers, the women at the Camp Chapel United Church or possibly the Ladies Aid Society. According to one source, the quilt was a fundraiser with each name costing ten cents. The embroidered names appear to be a copy of the person’s signature. The majority of the names appear to be couples who lived in the community.

Image Information

photocredit079a1
Edith Shaver
AccessF080
Open/Public Domain
CreditLineF080b
Edith Shaver
CopyRestF080c
Edith Shaver

File Information

Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

data verification

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yes
verifiedby
Worrall
dateverified
9
23
2010
CE

Images

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Detail Images


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