|Mrs. Frances Goodknight examines quilt from the Davidson area that was recently given to the Pioneer Townsite.|
Davidson Friendship Quilt Donated to Museum
The Tillman County Historical Society has a broad collection of quilts from the area’s past, most of which are on display at the Pioneer Townsite Museum.
A recent donation to the historical society from Maryla Blanco of Oklahoma City is a friendship quilt from the Davidson area.The quilt originally belonged to Blanco's grandparents, Wendell and Marie Hall, who were teachers in Davidson.
The quilt, probably from the 1920s or ‘30s, is made of pink and white cotton and bears 22 names – all residents of the Davidson area. It isn’t known, though, if the quilt was made by a church group, club group, or community group.
Names stitched onto the quilt are as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Aldridge
Mrs. Buster Wright
Mrs. Mike Daniels
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sparks
Mrs. W. A. Dickerson/Leta Mae/Julia
Mr. Gillum and Tostie (sp)
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dobson
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. McKinney
Mr. and Mrs. Dee Tidwell and F. M.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stout
Mr. and Mrs. Edd Bell
Leslie, Ruby and W. E.
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. McAlister
Mr. and Mrs. Umbria Butler
Mr. and Mrs. George Tidwell