Memoirs of Eula Mae HOLDER LINN

Years ago I started a family newsletter.  I was still using a typewriter and drawing my own fonts for headlines.  The newsletters were mostly forgotten until I started cleaning out my files and I found some of them.   Here is a memoir Eula Mae HOLDER LINN sent me about herself and Max Augustus LINN.  I’ve typed it as close to the original as possible.

Eula Mae HOLDER

Eula about the time she met Max

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Eula’s Sunbonnet Sue Quilt

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt made by Eula Mae HOLDER LINN

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt made by Eula Mae HOLDER LINN

Eula Mae HOLDER LINN with her 'sunbonnet' on.

Eula Mae HOLDER LINN with her ‘sunbonnet’ on.

Eula Mae HOLDER LINN made this quilt for one of her granddaughters in the late 1950’s.  The pattern she used is now known as “Sunbonnet Sue”.  In the American south (including southern Indiana) the pattern was commonly called “Dutch Doll” . Eula probably came across the pattern in the Nov 1945 issue of the “Work Basket” handicraft magazine that she subscribed to for years.  Click here for a more extensive history of “Sunbonnet Sue”.

Eula hand appliqued the doll figures on the pink fabric with black embroidery floss, using a blanket stitch.  The backing of the quilt is pink and white plaid flannel and the whole is hand quilted.  It is interesting that she did not use any batting in the quilt, making this a perfect summer quilt.