about Nellie Hankins Keenom
more of Frank Bauman's
Keenom's quilts. She lived with her daughter Ethel
in her later years, in the 1960s and 1970s when Frank and his brother
also living with their grandparents Browns
often. He remembers
sleeping under many of great-grandma Keenom's quilts in the 1960s as a
He said some of the plain, ugly material quilts were made to
use as mattress
pads to make very old tick mattresses more comfortable.
Sue below is from a different quilt
by Nellie Hankins Keenom
Wall hangings and pillows I
made from different Sunbonnet
girl quilts from mine and Frank's family that had become very tattered
after many years.