Members identified in the photo are: Samantha Braun, Mrs. DuBois, Tillie McKetchen, Mrs. Martin, Darie Hauen, Mrs. Zipp, Mrs. Rice (wife of W.C. Rice, first owner of the quilt), Kitty Hicks, Janet Truim, Lu Robb, and Mrs. Walter.
Mary Ann Karlan Carolan (seated) with daughter Mary Ann Beaty (standing, left) granddaughter Bertha Agnes Beaty Gilbert (standing, right) holding great-granddaughter Mary Nunnely; circa 1918. Mary Nunnely donated the quilt to the Michigan State University Museum in 1984.
In the fall of 1988, a number of literacy coordinators in the southwest corner of Alberta discussed the idea of making a quilt- a large quilt to celebrate 1990 International Literacy Year. The Board of the Literacy Coordinators of Alberta was approached and agreed it was a great idea! That’s how it all started. What better way to celebrate 1990 International Literacy Year than with a &l...