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The Cuesta Benberry Quilt and Ephemera Collection

1,000 Pyramids
Helen Ericson
Emporia, Kansas
38” x 40”
MSUM 2008:119.24, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan StateUniversity Museum

The quilt was made by Helen Erickson of Emporia, Kansas in memory of Betty Hagerman, who wrote A Meeting of the Sunbonnet Children. She also wrote for Quilter's Newsletter Magazine and was a noted quilt historian. Both Helen Erickson and Betty Hegerman were longtime friends and colleagues of Benberry.

Cuesta Benberry wrote, "The late Betty Hagerman loved purple fabrics. After Betty died, Helen took Betty's huge stash of purple fabrics and made purple charm quilts for people that Betty had especially liked. I was one of the fortunate recipients of the 'Betty liked you' charm quilts."

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