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Friendship Quilt

Friendship Quilt
Donated by Donna Vanzant Charlesworth

This quilt top was made in the early 1930s for L.O. and Glo Vanzant, teachers in the west Washington County community of Morrow.

From School Days, School Days . . . The History of Education in Washington County:

"Glo Vanzant and her husband Oral taught school (Glo, 5th grade; Oral, 8th grade) at Morrow when it was a new school—about 1931—until it closed in midterm two or three years later because of lack of funds. Glo recalls that there was a nice red brick building on the hill. She was always a little afraid to walk on the swinging bridge which they had to cross to get to the school. There were lovely people in the community who backed up the teachers in any way, she said. A weekly event at the school while the Vanzants were there was a visit
by a minister, Sam Marrs from Cane Hill, who gave a
sermonette and led the students in singing."

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