Southport Quilters Guild
2021 Sewcially Distanced Quilt Show
Dogwood Apple Blossom Medallion
Category 1 - Large, Smallest Side 60" or More,
Quilted by Hand or on a Domestic Sewing Machine
by Della Kiest-Walser and Sherilyn Klamm
Quilted by Sherilyn Klamm
This quilt was made from a kit released in 1943. Della Kiest-Walser (1880-1951) had completed 98% of the hand applique and 50% of the embroidery before she died. At the time she was working on this quilt, she lived in the house where Abraham Lincoln stayed in 1858 during the Lincoln-Douglas debate in Anna, IL. Her great-grandson asked me to finish the quilt Sept- Dec 2020. Some applique pieces were missing and only half the embroidery was done. I finished it for him in loving memory of his great-grandmother.