|4 Point Star||Blazing Star||Broken Star|
|String Pieced Blocks|
|Quilts In The Park||Nine Patch|
|String Pieced Star||Wheel of Mystery||Double Wedding Ring|
Quilting is sharing, and Carol is delighted to share her photos of these lovely old family quilts and give recognition to their makers:
Wheel of Mystery, hand-pieced by Carol's grandmother, Martha Virginia Beall in 1931-32. It was finally hand-quilted in 1966 by Mrs. John Haney, of Tulsa, Oklahoma for Carol's wedding.
Nine-patch with orange sashing, unidentified maker, but probably by Great-grandmother Mary Marilla (Shoemaker) Siddens.
Double Wedding Ring, hand-pieced and hand-quilted in 1931-32 by Marilla Siddens for a wedding gift to her Grand-daughter Eula Mae (Martin) Beall. The quilt was then passed on to Carol after her wedding.
String pieced block unidentified, probably by Marilla Siddens.
Broken Star, hand-pieced and hand-quilted in 1924-25, Tulsa, Oklahoma by Marilla Siddens. Of her known, surviving quilts, this is her masterpiece.
Four-point Star hand-pieced in 1940-42 by Eula Mae Beall, Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was closely hand-quilted by the ladies at Bethel Methodist Church (where 4 generations of family attended ) in 1944.
Flower Garden, unidentified maker, hand-pieced and hand-quilted.
String-pieced Stars, unidentified maker, hand and machine-pieced and hand-quilted.
Blazing Star, unidentified maker, possibly by Marilla Siddens, but it may also have been done by one of the Bruce clan. Entirely hand-pieced, some of the 3" long diamonds are individually pieced with 2 or 3 scraps.
Quilts in the park, some of the family quilts displayed at the gazebo in the Garden of the Pioneer Women, Lorenzi Park, Las Vegas, Nevada.