Beatrice Elizabeth Graver was the daughter of Wilson Graver and Jennie Lauer of Bowmanstown, Pennsylvania. Her birth on January 16, 1900 heralded in the 20st century, and she never lost the delightful lilt in her voice that reflected her Pennsylvania Dutch background.
Mammy, as she was know to her grandchildren, loved to quilt and if you were to visit her home in the wintertime you would see her large quilting frame set up in the living room. She made numerous quilt tops designing her own appliqué patterns. Often finishing quilts others had begun, there were years that she completed the hand quilting of as many as twenty quilts. It was with pride that she produced a baby quilt for each of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her goal was to give each grandchild a full size guilt as a wedding gift.
|This is the quilt Mammy Smith made for her grandson, Ronald B. Smith. We have always cherished and displayed this work of art in our home.|
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