"Palestine resident Natalie Jones couldn’t believe her fortune when she found a colorful quilt top for the bargain price of $7 at a flea market in Dogwood City this past summer.Ms. Jones now has created a program called "African American: Cover to Cover" where she shares the quilt and African American history stories. (Photo by Cheril Vernon, The Palestine Herald). Have you ever found such a quilt treasure?! Enjoy!
"What made it such a bargain is that the one-of-a-kind quilt top features 34 squares displaying the portraits of African Americans who made contributions to society — from well-known names such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman to others not as well known such as Garrett A. Morgan, who invented traffic lights and gas masks, to Granville T. Woods, who invented the telegraph.
"“I had just bought some black figurines and had almost spent all of my money. I carried the quilt top with me for a while wondering if I would have enough money to buy it. I asked the guy what he wanted for it, and he asked if $7 was too much. I couldn’t believe my good fortune. To me, it’s worth a million dollars,” Jones said."
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
$7 Black History Quilt Top Found at Flea Market
This story is from the Palestine (Texas) Herald-Press from 2007, still thought it was amazing!