Quilt was made by Lenore Myrtle Howes (born Silvies, 1913 - 99) in North Platte, Nebraska, USA; probably in the 1930's. It was then owned by her daughter, Sandra Lee Mires James, and now by her granddaughter, the present owner. It is not used. "I remember this quilt as always being in my childhood home. As children in the late 60's, early 70's my sister and I love playing 'Barbies' on it. My grandmother once remarked of the 'thousands' of pieces on it." [Shari Jamieson]
Pieced repeat block in hexagons, hand pieced and hand quilted. The pattern is sometimes called 'Grandmother's Garden'. Hexagons are a combination of plain and printed cottons, with a background of cream hexagons, outlined with green diamonds. Padding is cotton batting and the backing is white homespun. 2500 x 2030 mm.