My Aunt Dorothy is all about family history and has been all over the world finding documents where our ancestors came from and something about them. During one of her searches she found a box of quilt blocks. She wanted all her neices and nephews to have a piece of this history so she had them framed and a little write up that went with them. Here is my block.
And here is the insert that tells a little of the history.
The story of Nettie dying so young was that she had gotten sick with a fever in September and it was one of the hottest on record. Back then if you had a fever they kept you covered with many quilts and blankets to sweat it out but with it being so hot she died. Such a sad story, but am glad that I know that there was someone in my past that loved to quilt and that I have a piece of her work to bond the two of us together.