Seven Sisters Quilt

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A recent addition to the collection is this Seven Sisters Quilt which was probably made in the 1890s  by Mattye Mae Taylor who lived in Graham, Texas.  It came to the Museum as a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Joe Moody (Charlotte Lamb), TTU-H2016-020-002.  Nancy Cabot who wrote about quilts in a syndicated column through the Chicago Tribune said in 1933 that The Seven sisters quilt block is dedicated to “the seven lovely daughters of the Fowler family” of Old Virginia. Other names for the pattern in 1933 when Nancy wrote the column were Seven Stars and Virginia Pride.

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