Our February speaker, Rita Solkin, invited members to bring antique and vintage quilts of their own to share. If you brought a quilt and have a photo, please share your quilt’s story with us.
This antique red and white quilt is made with the traditional “Jacob’s Ladder” block. It was made by Ada MacKenzie, who was my children’s great aunt on their father’s side. Ada was the older sister of my children’s grandmother, and had died before their father and I married, so I never met her. The family lived in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. I do not know the exact date this quilt was made, but an appraiser has judged it to be between 1890 and 1920. Some of the piecing is done by hand and some by machine, and it is hand quilted. We have very little from this side of the family, so this quilt is truly a family treasure.