Collection PNO/VI-2 - GrandMother's Flower Garden Quilt

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GrandMother's Flower Garden Quilt


  • ca. 1900? (Creation)

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Quilt in large flat archival box with accompanying documentation/letters

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Donated by Darlene (Kropf) Anderson

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Made by Ruth Neuschwander's great aunt Malinda (Troyer) Kauffman, late 1800's-early 1900's?; owned by Karen (Neuschwander) Kropf, donated by her daughter Darlene (Kropf) Anderson; February 7, 2019. Photo on display at the 2019 Zion Mennonite Quilt Workshop. Letters with the quilt explain some of its history and the circumstances of its donation to the Ivan & Pearl Kropf Heritage Center.

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2019-02-27; catalog entry revised 10 Aug 2022 to reflect correction of creator (quilter) with the addition of letters describing the story of the quilt's history/background and donation. One is a 2007 letter from an unidentified grand(daughter?) of Daniel J. Kauffman, (1852-1930) to her apparent first cousin Lela (Egli) Yoder, (1923-2011) naming the quilt's maker and describing family relationships pertinent to its history. The other is a 2022 letter from the donor, Darlene (Kropf) Anderson, explaining that she found the 2007 letter among the papers of her mother, Karen Cynthia (Neuschwander) Kropf (1936-2007).


  • English



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