Thursday, August 12, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday -- The Salt Lake City 14th Ward Album Quilt, 1857

While cousin Cindy was in Salt Lake City digging up everything she could find on our Piggott ancestors she found the book "The Salt Lake City 14th Ward Album Quilt, 1857" by, Carol Holindrake Nielson.  Included in this book is a three page history on my 2nd great-grandmother, Elizabeth Edwards Cannon, and her mother, Mary Edwards Cannon Taylor, as well as photos of the quilt blocks that they made.  In her awesomeness she sent me a photocopy (thanks cuz!).

Apparently Elizabeth used her step-father's last name which I did not know until I saw her embroidered signature in her block.

How awesome to be able to see a sample of their needlework.  Would sure love to see this quilt in person.  This book is actually available at the following places:
  1. Amazon
  2. Barnes & Noble
  3. Borders


  1. Leslie -- THANKS so much for sharing. It is amazing how much fiber art has survived. I'm thankful your cousin found this unusual reference to your ancestors in a book. I agree it would be WONDERFUL to see this in real life.

  2. The quilt blocks are amazing! They have so much detail. What a treasure that your ancestors' bios are in this book.

  3. Wow, just imagine if by some chance you were able to acquire that quilt. What an heirloom treasure that would be. It is so very neat to find mentions of ancestors in books and documents, I've been lucky once so far with one book that talks about three different families from my tree.

    It was very nice of her to send you the photocopies.


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