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Pearl’s Quilt and the Pillows

My great-grandmother, Pearl Brown (April 28, 1908 – January 4, 1975) was an industrious woman. She was always busy caring for the needs of her family. Like so many mothers’s across time, sewing quilts was a matter of necessity to keep the family warm. Putting together pieces of scrap cloth was not only practical but also creative.

Here are a few examples of her unfinished works. At her death, she had several projects in progress. The squares for a quilt were ready to be joined together – she just never was able to finish.


The other project was already pieced, waiting to be quilted.


Each of her grandchildren was given a few squares. and a portion of the unfinished quilt.

My mom made small pillows for each of us great-grandchildren as a keepsake of Great-grandmother Brown.


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