Cultural Objects, Quilts

Harvestwood Church Fan Quilt

Maker/Creator: Women of Harvestwood Church
Harvestwood, Pizarro

Silk, wool, cotton

  • Length: 82 inches
  • Width: 68 inches

This quilt has forty-two blocks of black silk and wool tacked to a backing of print cotton (no batting).  Stitching is a combination of machine and handwork. Hand-embroidered names or initials curve over pieced fan patterns. One block is dated January 1922.  The material used for the fans is deteriorating on some blocks.

friendship quilt, fan quilt, pieced quilt
Bio Sketch

The Reverend Dr. Robert Gamble See, Sr., (1878-1978) served several Presbyterian congregations in Floyd County. This quilt was created as a gift for him and completed in time for his birthday in August 1922.


Harvestwood Church was named for the Harvey, Vest, and Wood families who donated the property for the church building which was located on Franklin Pike. In 1967 this congregation merged with the Floyd Presbyterian Church; the Harvestwood church building was eventually taken down.

Individual blocks were signed by: Mrs. P. H. Black, D. L. Cannaday, H. A. Cannaday, Emma Hall, Exonie Hall, Marcella Hall, Mary Hall, Nan Hall, Bertie Hatcher, Dovie Hatcher, Lula Hatcher, Myrtle Hatcher, Tonia Hatcher, Ala Huff, Rachel Lancaster, Virgie E. Nolen, E. S. P., Ada M. Shelor, D. A. T., Clara T, Mrs. W. R. Turner, Bertie Underwood, Emma Vest, E. J. W., A. L. Williams, M. L. Williams,  _ Williams, Lillie C. Wood, Sue Wood, and Thelma _.