I am going to start a new series on old quilts within my family or my husband’s family. There are some beautiful quilts, and I want to share them with you all!
To kick this off: Quilt Bears
My mom’s side of the family has a few quilts, but many of them were in various states of disrepair. With those quilts my aunt made them into bears for all of us in 1996, so we could each have pieces of the quilts. The quilts for the bears come from either/or/both my Great Grandma Abigail [Rush] Weaver (1890-1972) or her mother Great Great Grandma Lieurettia [Moore] Rush (1849-1944).
I am not sure how many quilts were used or what they looked like prior to being turned into Bears. There are still two more bears that are out there, but I didn’t get the pictures of them from my cousins.
Here are some close ups from my bear. Mine is mostly 1930’s fabrics, so it could have been made by either. Some of the other bears have really faded fabrics so they could be older. You can tell on my bear that many of the fabrics were already tearing apart, but they tried to keep as much as possible.