2021 Featured Quilter

Wynonna Adcock


When I was a small child, my Mother sewed for the public, making clothes.  I wanted to sew too, so she taught me to sew by helping me make a quilt for my doll.  After that, I wanted to make clothes too, so mother made a pattern on newspaper and helped me cut out a dress.  She showed me how to sew it together.  It was a simple straight dress with no sleeves.  I was 10 years old and I’ve been sewing ever since.

     In 1947 my first child was born and I made him a quilt from fabric that had been left to me by my Mother and Grandmother.  I also made quilts for my cousins babies.  I continued to make quilts and clothes for all 3 of my children and to make clothes for myself.

     In 1972 I made a Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam quilt.  It was hand appliqued and hand quilted.  It was a king size quilt and we used it on our bed for many years.  I gave it to my stepdaughter after her Dad passed.

     I made Sunbonnet Sue quilts for my granddaughters Amy and Gina.  I occasionally went to Red River Quilters meetings with my friend Carol Schmidt and eventually joined.  In 1980 we moved to Arkansas and I joined the homemakers club there.  We did quilting and had a small quilt show every year.  My daughter, Jerrie moved back to LA in 2000 and we started going to RRQ meetings.  Then we moved to Carthage, Texas.  I joined a quilting guild there and eventually, Jerrie and I were attending meetings in Carthage and Shreveport  Now I live with Jerrie in Haughton and we share a sewing room and I’m still making quilts.