On January 14, Hubs and I loaded the dogs and a suitcase into The Tank and headed west to St. Louis. An unexpected trip back to Hubs' boyhood home was in order as his mom had emergency surgery. We stayed on for ten days until Hubs' brother could come to stay with Maxine the Great.
Genealogy is one of Hubs hobbies. He took the opportunity to scan some pictures of his ancestors.
This is a picture of his maternal great grandmother, Irene Jane Collins.
She lived from 1868 - 1949.
Maxine the Great wanted me to look for this quilt that Irene Jane, her father's mother made. It is not known when she made this quilt, but it is thought to be about 100 years old.
A close up view shows that the appliqued pieces were created by folding the fabric in fourths then cutting out a quarter of the pattern. While the applique was sewn on by machine, the quilting was done by hand.
Here is a picture taken just before we left Hubs' mom's home. Maxine the Great is moving a little slower and still gaining strength, but she is doing well.
It has been a while since I have joined other vintage lovers for Vintage Thingies Thursday.