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MaFaux's Quilts

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title MaFaux's Quilts
Description MaFaux's Quilts Bonnie J. Houghton Non Professional Honorable Mention Historical Essay Here is a pillow for you to treasure, Its value far beyond measure. Made from an old quilt stitched together with love, By Great-Grandma Hannah Faux who watches from above. Hand quilted with her daughters, Mary. Faith, Ada. and Ramola. While under the quilt were many children playing and drinking cola. When looking at this pillow think of all the stitches and care, And of MaFaux and Grandma and the love we all share. Hannah Nielson Faux, best known to us kids as MaFaux. loved to quilt. She learned to sew in the early 1900's and continued sewing the rest of her life. As a beautiful seamstress. she made hundreds of quilts. She made and sold quilts for a living, donated quilts to the needy, and gave many quilts away to family and friends. She even sent one quilt to Canada. Our brick house on Main Street in Moroni, Utah, had a big front room. Many of MaFaux's quilts were set up there. Everyone in town knew when a quilt was in. If they had a few minutes, or longer, they would stop in and quilt. MaFaux would let everyone help her quilt. except on the ones she sold. If she didn't like the way someone quilted she would wait until they left, and then inspect their stitches. If the stitches were not just right she would take them out and do it over again-no one knew about this. When Zulla and her cousins were young, they didn't get to help quilt; their stitches were not quite even! Zulla was under the quilt taking care of the younger kids. Children could play under the quilt as long as they didn't' bump it. The Faux family didn't have much money. MaFaux had to be very careful with the quilt fabric she bought. She used every little scrap, even piecing material together to make a one-inch block. Many times three little scraps were used to make a one-inch block. The three quilts remembered most are the Shaded Star, the 69
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326743
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326743