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Pieceing Together the Quilt and Art Needleart Past

of

Elgin, Illinois

Series

 

LeeWard Mills and LeeWards

Story

Book 7

Susan Wildemuth, Atkinson, IL

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

 

Introduction

 

Timeline of a Family of Needle Art Companies

Elgin, Illinois (1902-1994)

 

LeeWard Mills and LeeWards Story

 

Quick Facts and Significent Dates

History of Sidney C. Fink and Ralph A. Fried

History of LeeWard Mills and LeeWards

   

     Pre--LeeWards (1943-1948)

 

     Fink and Fried Years (1948-1969)

 

     General Mills Years (1969 –1985)

 

          Meet LeeWards Designers

 

     Byr Setsman LeeWards

     Head Designer - Award Winning Needle Artist

 

    Lowry Holt

 

    Vera Schultz

 

    Louise Graf

 

    Kathy York

 

    Chris Gunnoe

 

    Alicia Prusa

    LeeWards Chief Demonstrator-Instructor and Designer

*****

 

      LeeWards New Headquarters

 

     China Needlepoint Exhibition

 

     Bicentennial and Beyond

 

     Munford, Inc. Years (1985-1988)

     Final Years

Lists

 

     LeeWard Mills and LeeWards Catalog List

    

A Final Word

 

Endnotes

LeeWard Mills and LeeWards Story

 

Bibliography (Entire Project)

 

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