Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Oma Scholten and Tante Roelfe, quilter and knitter


This is my mother's grandmother and her sister, Jenneken Scholten and Tante (Aunt) Roelfe. Jenneken was a quilter; most of her quilts were lost in a house fire when my mother was in high school. The one quilt we know survived belongs to my cousin Helen.
My mother's cousins had a reunion last week--two cousins aged 83 and 86 took the bus from Michigan to Iowa. One cousin reported that Tante Roelfe was an excellent knitter.
CORRECTION:
Mom informs me that this Grandma did not make the quilts lost in the house fire--they were by her other grandmother, Grada "Carrie" Diekevers nee Rabbers. Mom does have a rug that Oma Scholten made.

3 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

And I bet between them they had some great recipes also.

Jane Weston said...

what a great picture! Doesn't it make you wonder what they were thinking...and wouldn't they be proud that you are still carrying on the art of quilting!

Lucy said...

what a great pictures! and they must be your dutch ancestors Scholten is so dutch :-) speicla Hendrieka