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Women Behind the Salt Lake City 14th Ward Album Quilt

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  • Vilate Ellen Romney (1840 - 1917)
    Buried: December 12, 1917.Daughter of George DOUGLAS & Ellen BRIGGS.Married George ROMNEY Sr. February 26, 1857 in Salt Lake City.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Nov 10 2019, 19:33:21 UTC
  • Phoebe Elizabeth Pratt (1823 - 1887)
  • Keziah Pratt (1812 - 1877)
    OBITUARY:At her residence, in the 14th Ward of this city, Jan. 11th, 1877, of consumption and dropsy, Kezia Downs, wife of the late Parley P. Pratt.Deceased was born May 10th, 1812, at Rainow, Cheshire...
  • Elizabeth Pratt (1817 - 1897)
  • Phylinda Angela Peart (1826 - 1895)

A couple of days ago I received a copy of the book The Salt Lake City 14th Ward Album Quilt, 1857. I have wanted this for a long time.

There's an interesting story leading up to the publishing of this book. Carol Holindrake Nielson the author tells how her husband inherited half of a quilt. I know right. Half of a quilt.

At the age of twelve Richard Stephen Horne won the beautiful quilt that was hand stitched by the Relief Society women of Salt Lake City's 14th ward. The year was 1857. He held on to that quilt until his first wife died in 1896. That's when he cut the quilt right down the middle. One half for his oldest daughter, and the other half for his second oldest daughter. And to quote Carol's words and my own sentiments "Only a man could do that!"

130 years later the quilt halves were reunited thanks to a little research from Carol. Not only a reunion of an heirloom, but a meeting of distant cousins. How cool is that!


I am so grateful that the author felt that this treasure should be shared with the posterity of these crafty pioneer women. She researched and learned about the women of the 14th ward Relief Society and voila...a book.

Scope of project

The goal here is to add all the profiles of the women who made a quilt block. If further research brings to light others who were involved with the completion of this quilt, they will also be added. Since Richard Horne was the winner of this quilt his profile will be added as well.

The following names are listed as they appear on their quilt blocks.

Once the profile is found or created please add the link to her name in the list.


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