The Miner County Historical Society / Rural Life Museum accepted a quilt from Jackie Hendrix, given on behalf of Iona Powers. The quilt was made in the late 1920's or early 1930's by women of the Canova Congregational Church and others in the Canova community.
The embroidered name on each block identifies the woman who stitched that square. The quilt squares were made from flour sacks, a very popular source of cloth in that time period. quilt was donated by Iona Powers (94 years old), who received it from her mother-in-law, Minnie Powers.
MCHS / Rural Life Museum were thrilled to become the caretakers of this historical gift. Pictured above, accepting the quilt, are (from left): MCHS board members Christy Stock, Pat Winker, and Chloe Andenas and Jackie Hendrix, who made the presentation on behalf of Iona Powers (not pictured).
As a note: if you have family items to donate, please contact an MCHS board members (listed at the bottom of this website or send an email message to us at MinerCountyHistoricalSociety@gmail.org and we'll quickly get back to you. This website also includes a donation form that donors can download and fill out, so that the museum can record and track donated items.
Article published in the Oct. 8, 2020 edition of the Miner County Pioneer.