The 1929 Kelsey Quilters

The Brave Sisters Who Found a Safe Place to Worship and Raise Families in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

by Beverly Burnett Hamberlin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/4/2024

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9798823023207
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9798823023269
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9798823023191

About the Book

It is a true story of how a 1929 quilt was found in the closet of Mary Cannon Hamberlin folded over a strong hanger along with twenty-two extra blocks covered in plastic and sent to the only relative that her daughters thought might know who the women were that had made it. The woman they sent it to was a convert to the Church. She had done the Family History of both her husband and herself. She had been to Kelsey and met some of the women. Her love of Family and Temple work led her to discover the histories of forty-six women who not only had made quilts together but had been related to each other and to her and her husband's family. The women were all converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from the southern states in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They had all come together in a place called Kelsey, which became the mother colony of the Church in Texas. Wilford Woodruff encouraged the saints to stay in Texas and not make the move to Salt Lake. They sent Missionaries to Kelsey to oversee the education of these new saints. The personal histories of these women help her to overcome the loss of her husband and strengthen her testimony of Jesus Christ so much that she knows that she has to share it with their families. As she researches, she meets others who love these women too. Their Stories also help her to remember and record her own memories and maybe it will help others do the same.

About the Author

lives in Mesa, AZ has over 40 years of experience doing Family History research. Married James Wesley Hamberlin in 1965. Joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints after having a stillborn son in 1967. An event that changed her life and that of her future family. Now a widow since 2021. Filled a Service Mission in 2022 at Mesa Temple. was An Ordinance worker for 10 years.