Ladies Aid Society Friendship Quilt- 1897 with index of names

1897 Redwork Quilt- Ladies Aid Society

1897 Redwork Quilt- Ladies Aid Society

A 1897 Redwork Friendship quilt was found in Arizona at a local Goodwill store in the summer of 2012 that originated in Mars Hill and Blaine Maine. The finder contacted me, shared photos and was willing to sell it to me since it has connections to Aroostook County- the home of many of my ancestors.  Some of the same family names on the quilt are also mentioned in the Robert Fulton’s Diaries.

As I research each name, I will add information  about those who signed the quilt. Please contact me if you have new information or photos about any of the 61 quilters.

Update: The quilt has returned to its original home and is now owned by the Central Aroostook Historical Society.

Row *1

Mrs. B A Jones, Houlton, Maine (Robinson)

Mrs. Ella Safford, Leadville, Colo.


Amy Banks, Leadville, Colo.

Mollie L Shaw, Lowell Mass.

Annie R Jones, Houlton, Maine

Melissa B Rhodes, Mars Hill, Me.


Sarah S McCrea, Blaine Me.

Nellie Shaw, Lowell, Mass. Loring St.

Helen Kennedy, Presque Isle, Me.

Maggie York B, Mars Hill, Maine Ladies Aid, Feb 23, 1897

Mabel E Lewin, Benton Car. Co. N.B.

Mrs. Jane York, Mars Hill Maine, Mar 2 1897

Mrs. Jennie Dilling, Mars Hill, Maine


Mrs. James Gilman, Mars Hill, Me. LAS

 Mrs. Lizzie York, Mars Hill, Maine, Ladies Aid  

Ethel Banks, Mars Hill, Maine, LAS, Feb 23, 1897

Ida E Cogswell, Centreville, N.B. March 19, 1897 WCTU

Mary E Ross, Bridgewater, Maine, Mar 19, 1897

Anna Luce, Mars Hill, 74 years, Maine

Laura Blanchard, Mars Hill, Maine


Cora L Rhodes, LAS, Mars Hill, Maine

Edith E Riley, Mars Hill Maine, Mar 17, 1987, Ladies Aid Society

Jessie Smart, Oakfield, Me.

Mrs. E S Fulton, Blaine Maine

Isabella L Bricknell, West Glassville, Carleton co. N.B. LAS

Mrs. Mary Banks, Mars Hill, Mar. 10, 1897

Mrs. J H Shaw, Mars Hill, Maine


Ethel L Beckwith, #1 Rockdale Ave , Lowell, Mass.

Mrs. Ada  Davies, Leadville , Colo

Olivia A Snow, Mars Hill, Maine

Mrs. C C Sanford, Bridgewater, Maine

Mrs. C H Cox, Blaine, Me.

Mrs John L Bricknell , Mars Hill Maine, Aroostook County, LAS

Susie Blanchard, Mars Hill, Maine


Mrs. E H Tarr, Mars Hill Maine

Mrs. R W Lowell Blaine, Me.

Tina M Blanchard. Mars Hill, Maine

Maud Blanchard Mars Hill, Maine

Annie Small Mars Hill, Maine

Mrs. Robert Hunter Mars Hill, Me. Mar 16, 1897, WCTU, YBS

Sarah E. Hurd


Mrs. F E Clough Mars Hill, Maine

Mrs. Mame Lowell Blaine, Maine

Alice Reidiker Mars Hill Maine Mar 17 97, WCTU, YBS

Miss Effie L Shaw Mars Hill, Maine

S E  Safford Mars Hill, Maine

Alwilda R Langley Mars Hill, Maine

Augusta L Dudley Easton, Me.


Lucy  Tompkins Blaine

Hattie Bridges, Mars Hill, Maine

Mrs. J A Finnemore Mars Hill, Maine

Mrs. Albert White, Mars Hill, Maine

Dora Bridges, Mars Hill, Maine

Winnie E Luce, Mars Hill, Maine

H J Bridges, Mars Hill, Maine




M A Gilman

Maggie A York, Mars Hill, Maine

Mrs. Barbara Collins, Mars Hill, Me.

Miss Rose L Shaw, Mars Hill, Maine

Ruby Bridges, Mars Hill, Maine

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1 Response to Ladies Aid Society Friendship Quilt- 1897 with index of names

  1. Kathy McCrea says:

    That is a sensational find. What good fortune. I’m looking to see if any are relations.

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