Club Member Just Learns She Got 'Honorable Mention'

June 17, 1937
Detroit News Quilt History Project; Michigan State University Museum; Susan Salser
Detroit, Michigan, United States
A portion of a Quilt Club Corner column including a list of Cornerites' birthdays.
Club Member Just Learns She Got 'Honorable Mention'
By Edith B. Crumb

Yesterday we received a letter from Goldie McClelland, 2457 Liddesdale avenue, telling us what a surprise she had just had and I want to tell you about it, for there must be many more of you who have the same surprise coming to you. Here is her letter:
"Dear Miss Crumb:
"Did I get a surprise this morning? You know how it is when company comes, you generally use the best you have. Well, imagine my surprise when I went to put my "Sweet and Low" quilt on the bed to find an Honorable Mention ribbon on it. Oh boy!

"You see, I did not know it was on there. I surely feel happy to have received it. When we went after the quilts they were all in paper bags, so I just put them away in the trunk without even looking at them and I did not see the ribbon on the quilt at the Armory. It must have been put on on Sunday, as I did not look at my quilts on that day."

Now, I know that many of you have done just what Goldie has - put your quilts away without looking at them, and as there were 200 Honorable Mention ribbons given out, you had better go up to that trunk and see if you can't find one on your quilt. They were not put on until Saturday night after the close of the show, but were all there bright and shining on Sunday. You just take a peek at your quilts and then let us know if you have a surprise, too. Will you do that?

It is a long time since we have heard from Mrs. Lee Richard, 15757 Dolphin avenue, so we were happy to have a letter from her the other day, and I know you will want to read it too. Here it is:
"Dear Miss Crumb:
"I have been unable to attend...(clipping cut-off)

(clipping cut-off)...just a few of those who used to write often.

"I would like to get in touch with Mrs. Maud S. Raymond. I met her at the Quilt Show and I have some quilt patches for her but I lost her address."

Next Friday I hope to have another set of quilt frames down at the club meeting, so if you have a quilt to put on the frames, bring it along and get some help with it. These frames will be just for us to use and will be there every Friday. They have been made from The Detroit News pattern.

Be sure to come tomorrow.

These Members Belong to Quilt Club Corner
Mrs. Martha Popkey,
2361 Vinewood Ave.

Mrs. Jessie Port,
2044 Virginia Park.

Mrs. Arthur Postler,
6345 Perkins Ave.

Mrs. Alice Potter,
324 S. Tenth St.,
Saginaw, Mich.

Mrs. H. T. Potts,
540 Central Ave.,
Center Line, Mich.

Mrs. William Pousho,
1824 Elsmere Ave.

Mrs. Jean Powers,
4868 Lonyo Rd.

Mrs. Charles Pranke,
3162 Hendricks Ave.

Mrs. George Pratt,
RFD 2,
Durand, Mich.

Mrs. Maggie Preston,
Tipton, Mich.

Mrs. Robert Preston,
Care Mrs. Clark,
3114 Garden Ave.,
Royal Oak, Mich.

Courtesy of The Detroit News Archives.

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