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This is a Friendship Fan quilt pieced of cotton fabrics, many of them feed sacking. Quilt is made up of 30 square blocks, each featuring a fan with eight arms radiating from a gold quarter-circle. One arm on each fan block has an embroidered name, except for two blocks reading "W.I.O.N." and "1936." Hand quilted in grid and scallop designs, with gold cotton binding and muslin backing. The quilt belonged to Hazel Hughes (1894-1994), and was made in rural Gove County, Kansas, by members of her W.I.O.N. club (Women in Our Neighborhood). This social and needlework club met frequently throughout the 1930s. The quilt may have been made to commemorate Hughes' tenure as president in 1936.

Creator: W.I.O.N. Club
Date: 1936

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Item Number: 209967
KSHS Identifier: 1999.15.1

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