Today I wanted to share a quilt from my family, which lives in my Grandmother’s Antique Room. She has a number of antique quilts that rotate living on the beautiful bed.
This particular quilt is a Lemoyne star pattern, and was made by my maternal great-great grandmother, Diantha Christiana Thomson. Her parents emigrated from Denmark sometime before she was born in the Utah Territories (in the tiny town of Ephraim) in 1860. She married Joseph Emmanuel Anderson, and had ten (!) children. She died in 1923, and as I understand it, made a number of quilts. I can see I need to ask my grandmother more about her.
I got this particular picture from the new Family Search, an online family history database sponsored by the LDS Church. If you are interested in family history, Family Search has been updated to allow users to upload pictures and stories, which is pretty cool.
More on Lemoyne Star Quilts
Antique Lemoyne Star Quilt on ebay
Heirloom Quilt shared by Katie Bowlby from Katie’s Korner
Great Grandmother Diantha’s Quilt (shared by me)
Log Cabin Quilt from Rebecca Verna Birchell shared by Heather Ashby
A Family Quilt Auction in Kentucky shared by Joni Morgan from Sunday Farming Quilter
Irish Chain shared by Marti Dyer-Allison from 52 Quilts
“Crazy Quilt” from Cathy Winer
“Picnic Quilt” from Jennifer Barnes
Cathedral Window Quilt from Robin Fonville
Double Wedding Ring Quilt from Kacey Platky from Little House in Vine Crest Woods
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I am looking for quilts that are beautiful, quilts that have great stories, quilts that are funky or fun, quilts that are unique, quilts that were made by your great great grandmother–basically, great vintage quilts. I will be posting on Sundays, and the first Monday of each month I plan to post a block tutorial based on one of the vintage quilts featured here.