Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Famous Cherokee Quilts

When my husband and I met in 1961, I met many people from Cherokee, in fact we visited Abaco on an August Monday Mail Boat Excursion. It was then that I first learned about the “Cherokee Quilt”, and we received one of them as a wedding gift and my grandchildren are still using it.

At that time they were not made like today’s quilts, but were like a duvae or a comforter (and lots of stuffing). Their quilts were made by a small group of local ladies as a way to give a memorable wedding gift or to someone having a baby in the family. They soon found out that they could be sold to raise funds for someone in need or for a community project. Women of that era were taught various types of handiwork either in school or through the Girl Guides and even at the church’s Women’s League.  Read more >>