Artist(s): Metta V. Rybolt with secondary embroidery by Betty MacDowell
Dimensions: 57 1/2" x 67 1/2"
Date Made: 1950
Place Created: Lapeer, Michigan
Collection: Great Lakes Quilt Center/Michigan State University Museum,
Collection of C. Kurt Dewhurst and Marsha MacDowell
Photo Credit: Pearl Yee Wong
Metta, an avid quiltmaker, made this quilt for her new great-granddaughter Marsha MacDowell who slept under the quilt when she was a young girl. The quilt thus became quite worn and much of the embroidered was worn off. As a gift to Marsha for her twenty-fifth birthday, Marsha’s mother Betty re-embroidered all of the squares except one which she left partially finished with a threaded needle. She thought this would help Marsha appreciate the work involved and she would complete the restoration.