19 July 2012

Rockdale Township woman dives into family history in creating historic quilt


Image from the original article


If only I was creative!  Creating photo montages and published genealogies with images are about as creative as I have gotten and so I am always fascinated to read about the “neat” things that others have created to “honor” their ancestors, like Jill Meszaros.

Jill Meszaros thought of her ancestors when she decided to try her hand at making a historic quilt.

Meszaros, of Rockdale Township, near Cambridge Springs, said she imagined what life must have been like for her great-great-great-great-grandparents when they spent parts of seven years apart in the 1810s.

She said she also researched the methods and styles of quiltmaking at the time.

The result of her efforts is a 30-by-70-inch "whole cloth" blue quilt, adorned with the tree of life, that earned Meszaros the viewers' choice runner-up in the Great Lakes Seaway Trail's War of 1812 Quilt Challenge in mid-March...

Read the full article and learn the research Jill did and the “connection” she made to her ancestors through her quilt.

Have you or someone you know created something “neat” to honor your ancestors?  It would be wonderful to do a subsequent post with images of hand-crafted items honoring our ancestors.  Please send any submissions to UpFront@ngsgenealogy.org.  Please do send an image and a short statement “about” the special item.





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