ELKHART — A 120-year-old family quilt has been missing for 10 years after an Elkhart estate sale. Now, a great-granddaughter of the woman who made the quilt has started a search in the hopes of getting it back, or at least knowing its fate.
Pam Bolton lives in Oregon, but her family has Elkhart ties. Her great-grandparents, Mary and Herman Myers, lived on Adamsville Road. Around 1901, Mary made the quilt and embroidered “The Myers Family” and the names of the couple’s 12 children onto it. The quilt consists of velvets, silks and brocades and was made by hand, with embroidery around each seam.