1897 Redwork Quilt- Ladies Aid Society
A 1897 Redwork Friendship quilt was recently found in Arizona at a local Goodwill store that had its origins 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.
I will post photos and information about each person 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.
Mrs. B A Jones, Houlton, Maine
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
Information about Signature Quilts: http://www.quiltindex.org/signaturequiltproject.php