about Nellie Hankins Keenom
Sunbonnet Sue below is from a different quilt
by Nellie Hankins Keenom
Here are more of Frank's (Bauman)
great grandma Nellie
Keenom's quilts. She lived with her daughter Ethel Mae Brown
in her later years, in the 60s and 70s when Frank and his brother were
also living with their Grandparents the Browns very often. He remembers
sleeping under many of Great grandma Keenom's quilts in the 60s as a child.
He said some of the plain (ugly material) quilts were made to use as mattress
pads to make very old tick mattresses more comfortable.
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.