Excerpted from the McPherson County: Facts, Families, Fiction; Established in 1890
Mrs. Snyder’s Quilts have won International Fame
Taken from Nebraska Cattleman, March 1951
Mrs. A.B. Snyder of North Platte, Nebraska, (formerly of Flats, Nebraska, where she spent forty years on the home ranch) has made quilt making practically a life time hobby, beginning as a very little girl of five or six years. During the past twenty years she has devoted a large share of her time to the study and creation of rare and beautiful quilts. She now has a most unusual collection of more than twenty ‘show’ quilts, all handmade by herself, and featuring great variety: patchwork, embroidery, applique, and a vast amount of incredibly fine quilting.
The gems of her collections are the several quilts in which she has used so many thousands of small pieces. The first outstanding one of this type was her “Mosaic Hexagon”, made about twenty years ago and using fifty thousand tiny pieces. This quilt won the sweepstakes award of the whole hobby show at North Platte in 1941.
International Quilt Study Center and Museum website. You can also see many of her quilts there.