Eleanor Preston Friendship Quilt

Eleanor Preston made this friendship quilt. She listed friends in the Hull Community and Gering, NE after she moved to town in 1974. On the back of the quilt “EVP 1935-1984” is sewn but she added information after that date which we know because Andrew Preston wasn’t born until 1987. The quilt consists of 56 blocks of 8 rows of 7 blocks each.

Eleanor Preston’s Friendship Quilt
Back of Friendship Quilt
Detail of the back of the Friendship Quilt with her fine stitching.
Row 1 Lavon Chirrick (?)
Row 1 Goldie Wilson (?)
Row 1 Sherry & John Preston
Row 1 Marjorie (Loughman) Greathouse
Row 1 Julie, Reggie, Danielle & Andrew Preston, Dec. 19, 1981
Row 1 Marletta Warner
Row 1 Mildred Cronn (?)
Row 2 Dixie Lee (Lowry) Schoolcraft
Row 2 Lillian Goins, Marie Baker, Carol Preston, Louise Meisner
Row 2 Esther (Tremain) Manners
Row 2 Dorthy (Cellan) Stoddard
Row 2 Belva (Childs) Foland, Maurine (Childs) Forbes
Row 2 Betty Jean Dykes, Judy Preston, Etta Taylor, Ruth White, Jeannie, Hazel Livingston, Tena Dykes, Denise Eberhart
Row 2 Florence
Row 3 Minnie Tremain
Row 3 Nora (Henton) Card
Row 3 Elsie Sherard
Row 3 Hazel (Ammerman) Williams
Row 3 Myrna (Spar) Stoddard
Row 3 Hazel (Williams) McIntyre
Row 3 Naomi Stoddard
Row 4 Marty
Row 4 Mabel (Ammerman) Loughman
Row 4 Mildred (Preston) Ball
Row 4 Melva (Preston) Patten
Row 4 Martha Wrede
Row 4 Frances (Bryant) Peters
Row 4 Helen Dunn
Row 5 Genevieve Blanton, Elsie Kelley, Evelyn Montz
Row 5 Lillian Stoddard
Row 5 Jane Ann Hall, Peggy Fulk
Row 5 Dorothy (Loughman) Englebright
Row 5 Avis Mae (Cronn) Childs
Row 5 Hazel Stoddard
Row 5 Nettie Ryan (?)
Row 6 Hester (Hopkins) Broyles
Row 6 Lu (Ammerman) Preston
Row 6 Grace (Barnes) Carlson
Row 6 Cordelia (Peters) George
Row 6 Ida (Smith) Huper
Row 6 Ina (Henton) Preston
Row 6 Viola Mecham
Row 7 Betty (Stoddard) (?)Onstott
Row 7 Betty Slone, Margaret Hartman, Vera DeLaney, Virginia Baker, Kathy Delaney, Mardi Larson, Carolyn Hess, Shari
Row 7 Marjorie (Gueck) Yost
Row 7 Maxine Harvey
Row 7 Rosalee Towse
Row 7 Lorine Zitterkopf, Hazel Dutton, Jo, Mae Sakarada, Hazel Pielstick, Shirley Weihing, Ethel, Eunice Fenster, Susie Stone, Donna Jackson
Row 7 Donna Thompson
Row 8 Barbara
Row 8 Floy Stanley
Row 8 Mildred (Dunn) Moreland (?)
Row 8 Mildred Mae (Craton) Warner, Elva Ackerson
Row 8 Myrna L. Patterson
Row 8 Rowena (Warner) Sircin
Row 8 Edith Stemler