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Quilts with a story

 

Karen Copperberg/Left Hand Valley Courier From 1845 to about the 1860’s, a red, white and green quilt was considered the “Cadillac” of quilts, which Mac and Jan MacAnulty displayed.

On Wednesday April 27, the Niwot Historical Society (NHS) was lucky enough to hear the presentation, “Quilts That Settled The West,” by Jeananne Wright.

Besides being a collector (she has one of the most complete quilt collections in the U.S.), Wright is an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser, and gives about 30 talks each year.

This lecture, one of 11 programs she shares, focused on the Oregon Trail, quilts made from 1840-1870, and what happened to the settlers that made them for their journey. Wright has, on several occasions, met people in the audience who turned out to be descendants of...



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