Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Flower Garden with a Story

If you like Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilts, check out the 3 new ones on

Antique Quilt 5814 Grandmothers Flower Garden with garden path in tiny green diamonds
with pink junctures from Arthur & Carol Pemberton’s estate in Oklahoma City.
Incredible 1 1/3” hexagons hand pieced and hand quilted around @ 10 st/inch.
Pink back and binding. Fussy cut calicos and each outer circle around the pink
block in the center is the same color calico. Great scallops. Mint Condition
89x89 and 80x84 inside scallops.$695

Arthur E. Pemberton was born to Art L and Fannie Pemberton in
1929 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He passed away in 2006 after a lengthy illness. Art
moved to Oklahoma City in 1942. Graduated from Classen High School, 1947.
Graduated from OU in 1951 with a degree in Accounting. Married the love of his
life, Carol M. Cobb in 1955. Art belonged to the Young Men's Dinner Club, the
Men's Dinner Club, Oklahoma Grocers Association, Confrerie de la Chaine des
Rotisseurs. He was a longtime Elder, Endowment Fund Chairman, Church Personnel
Committee member for First Presbyterian Church, active in Mobile Meals
distribution. Art was a supporter of the Oklahoma City Zoo and a patron of the
Arts in Oklahoma City, alumni of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity at OU. Art loved
food, fishing, hunting, entertaining, reading, world traveling, square and
ballroom dancing. He had a wide variety of friends and will be missed for his
charm, humor and friendliness. Art worked with his father at The Crescent
Market, a Nichols Hills icon, and eventually owned and operated the Crescent
Market, retired 11 years ago and passed the store to his son, Robert, fourth
generation operator. Wood paneling, flickering coach
lamps, a cozy fireplace, beautiful crests, heraldic wall friezes, stained glass
hanging lamps, antique furnishings, a three-tiered metal chandelier, and
burgundy red carpeting that seems symbolic of rolling our the red carpet for
guests. A beautiful home in Nichols Hills—look again. This is the legendary
Crescent Market, an upscale food emporium, voted best gourmet foods in Oklahoma,
that is celebrating its 122nd anniversary April 22nd, 2011. The Crescent began
life as the J. L. Wyatt Grocery. At age 21, Wyatt, a Paducah, KY native, joined
a wagon caravan that started in Paducah and wound up in Wellington KS. In 1889,
when Wyatt heard about the Oklahoma Land Run, he went to Arkansas City, Kansas
and boarded a train for Guthrie on April 22nd. Although Wyatt staked a claim in
Guthrie, he didn’t even bother to file it, figuring his future would be brighter
in Oklahoma City. He set up his market the same day of the Land Run. Crescent
closed its doors in October because it lost its lease when Chesapeake Oil bought
their property—but it will reopen soon even better than before to carry on the
legend and remain the icon of the rich and famous. See

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day Fund-Raiser

Had a blast signing books and donating 2 quilts for the Valentine's Day fund-raising dinner for Boys Ranch Town (orphanage in Edmond, OK). Donated a red and white quilt and children's "Favorite Critters" quilt for the silent auction.
100% of all sales of 150 antique quilts on feed needy children and help local orphanages like Boys Ranch Town. Please share your favorite grass roots charities who need help.
Giving a Civil War Trunk Show Program at local PEO meeting Monday February 13.
Happy Valentine's Day. You are loved by God and me.

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