|I'm now 74 years. When I was a child "Aunt Emm" was
the Evans family matriarch. I can remember going with my mother to
visit her in her sun/sitting room, where Aunt Emm would be in a rocking
chair almost always working on some kind of needlework. My second-cousin
Ruth owns this quilt made by Aunt Emm (Her grandmother, who she and her
sisters called "Memms"). I don't remember seeing
it until about 6 months ago when Ruth asked my wife Jerrianne how to
clean it. We took the quilt to ask the advice of someone more expert
in this area than Jerrianne.
News: We recently
learned there were two of these quilts. Emma had a set of twin beds
and each bed had one of these quilts on it. No one in the family
knows what happened to the second one. Emma was a very generous person
and it is probable that she gave it to someone.
Quilt made by Emma Ferdinand Evans (Miss Emma) Gerlach, born 1876 in North Carolina, died 1972 in Livingston, Texas. She lived most of her life in Livingston.
64" x 93"
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