This is the Newsletter of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild of Kirksville, Missouri.

“Pennsylvania Dutch Bride’s Quilts”

Our October program, entitled “Pennyslvania Dutch Bride’s Quilts”, was presented by Ronaug Bull. Marsha introduced Ronaug, who shared her treasured wedding quilt along with the reproduction quilt of the same pattern.

Ronaug Bull and Marsha Yahl

Ronaug Bull and Marsha Yahl

In this beautiful quilt, each block represents something, such as “strength,” “unending love,” “health,” etc. The first quilt she showed was made for her by her grandmother, Cleatice Lackey, and her mother, Betty Ruth Hunsaker, as a wedding gift.  It was hand-appliquéd and hand-quilted by them.

Ronaug decided to reproduce the original quilt using slightly different colors. She machine appliquéd each block and then had it machine quilted. She hasn’t decided which family member will be the recipient of this most recent quilt.


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