Young Quilt Show Visitor Prefers Afghans

October 20, 1935
Detroit News Quilt History Project; Michigan State University Museum; Susan Salser
Detroit, Michigan, United States
A portion of an article about the Detroit News Quilt Show
Young Quilt Show Visitor Prefers Afghans
Gail Crago, Mrs. Irvin Crago
It was the colorful afghans that caught the eye of little Gail, when she visited The News quilt show at the Naval Armory Saturday, so she induced her mother to drape one of the exhibits about her. This particular afghan was made by Mrs. Anna Steiber, 8750 Chamberlain avenue and is 50 years old.

News' Annual Quilt Show Comes to a Close Tonight
By Garnet Warfel

(clipping cut-off) by a nine-year-old child from thread made at home from flax.

Unusual Exhibit
And as for unusual quilts, probably none is more outstanding than that entered by Mrs. Ada Chilton, of Angola, Ind. Not being made from a News pattern, it was not eligible for a cash prize, but it does bear honorable mention, and is a widely discussed quilt. It is fashioned on a gray background and has a large design of Cherokee roses and birds in their natural colorings.

Courtesy of The Detroit News Archives.

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