EASLEY — Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail’s latest addition to the Trail in Pickens County is number 216, an 8×8 rendition of the traditional 1930s Puss-in-a-Corner quilt pattern, also known as Kansas City Star and Puss in Boots (1935).
The design was also featured in the Aunt Martha series of Quilt Designs, ca. 1952.
This gorgeous family quilt was made by Hattie Porter Willis, nee Rampey, who was born and grew up in Liberty, S.C. She created this quilt in 1954 with assistance from her sisters and friends who gathered after church services or when they were visiting the family to complete this piece.
The quilt, when completed, was gifted to Wallace, (Hattie’s grandson), and Faye Rogers, on the occasion of their wedding. Wallace was also born in Liberty and then moved to Easley after his marriage.
Since that time, the quilt has been handed down to Wallace’s son, Bart Rogers, and his wife Kim. It is installed on a small barn on their property in Easley, S.C.
This property, on Dacusville Highway, was originally a grist mill owned by the father of Sarah Hamilton. Two of the millstones from the grist mill are displayed at the Hagood Mill in Pickens County.
Sarah Hamilton gifted the property, as well as other parcels to the Easley Baptist Hospital. The Rogers, Bart & Kim purchased the property from the hospital in March of 2015 and have lived there with their family since that date.
The old farm is adjacent to the Easley Baptist Park and Walking Trail and the block can be viewed from the park.