Recovered! A Quilt for David…Girls are Afraid of Spiders

Girls are Afraid of Spiders by Jan CunninghamJan Cunningham was hoping someone might know the whereabouts of a quilt she made for her grandson’s college dorm room. The quilt was made in 1999 and was last seen in early 2000 in a dorm room at Oxford College in Conyers, Georgia.

A week after the quilt was posted on this website, the strangest thing happened. She got a phone call from a couple who live in Florida, but keep a second home in Georgia. When they went to get out their blankets this year, they found a quilt wrapped in plastic that they had bought at a yard sale a year or so ago. When they unfolded it, they noticed the label with Jan’s name and phone number, so they called her right after Christmas. So now, after being missing for ten years, Jan’s quilt has returned home! It had been washed and was smokey, but otherwise the quilt was in good shape.

Jan called her original design, “A Quilt for David…Girls are Afraid of Spiders.” She made it to keep the girls off her grandson’s bed at college. It is labled with the quilt’s title and a scripture verse.

Girls are Afraid of Spiders (label) by Jan CunninghamThe quilt is about 70″ by 80″. It is a strip pieced quilt with a LeMoyne Star setting. The main colors are navy, burgundy and gold. A large gold colored star features a large stuffed black spider with long embroidered legs along with the words, “Girls are afraid of spiders” embroidered around the spider. The backing of the quilt is a fireworks designed fabric in navy and burgundy with white fireworks.


Recovered! A Quilt for David…Girls are Afraid of Spiders — 4 Comments

  1. Glad your quilt was returned. Still hoping my “Home Sweet Home” quilt will find its way home.

  2. I love a good recovery. I have a quilt for Grandson in the making, hope it stays with him and I don’t have to look for it.

    Glad you found yours.