Item DA 2021.06 - Steady Gleaners' signature quilt

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CA ON00156 DA 2021.06

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Steady Gleaners' signature quilt

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  • 1894 (Creation)

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1 quilt

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(1876-)

Administrative history

The first Presbyterian minister, Reverend Robert John Craig, was appointed in Mill Point (later Deseronto) in 1876. Construction began on a dedicated church building on George Street in Deseronto in 1881.

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Found in the Deseronto Archives.

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Transferred to the Community Archives in September 2016.

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A red and white quilt made in 1894 by the Steady Gleaners, a group of women affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, Deseronto, Ontario, possibly with the aim of raising funds for missionary work. This quilt may have been made for such a purpose. The signatures of the women in the society are embroidered onto the squares of the quilt.

The names on the quilt are:
F.M.R.
Bella Smyth
Mrs Wm. Gamble
Florence A. Davis
Mrs F. S. Rathbun
Alice McGault
Mrs C. E. Ravin
Mrs J. W. McCaw
Mrs G. Genge
Mrs Wm. Mitchell
Mrs R. J. Craig, President
Mrs Frank S. Hall [Bessie]
Annie Hill
Mrs McCoy
Mrs F. H. Sims
Mrs J. D. Dulmadge
Mrs J. Douglas
Tillie Maxwell
Mrs D. Dant
Miss Mary Huff
Mrs G. Gordon
Ella Pegan
Mrs G. A. Grant
Mrs Joe Hopper
Mrs Wm. Geney
Gertrude R. Craig
Aggie Elliott
Mrs Mackie
Mrs A. D. Macintyre
I. Thornton
Mrs C. Forrester
Mrs R. Anderson
Ira B. Anderson
L. Smyth
Mrs R. Geddes
Mrs F. McMaster
Mrs J. M. Denmark
Mrs A. G. Knight
Mrs J. Buter
Clara McClain
Mrs C. Bennett
Mrs J. T. Garmon

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