4049 S. Maxwell Rd.
Gagetown, MI 48735
Block: Twin Sisters
This building was built in the 1800's by Joyce's great-grandfather. At one time the top portion was
a woodworking shop. The bottom was used as a granary. At one time steps went up the front with
a door behind where the quilt block hangs.
The block, Twin Sisters, can stand for the Union and Confederacy, families locked in heartbreaking
quarrel. It relates to Mary Todd Lincoln and her half sister Emilie Todd Helm. Since this block dates
back to the Civil War, Joyce thought it was appropriate since her great-grandfather was in the
Civil War. After discharge he came from New York and homesteaded this property.
Joyce also has three other small blocks on her buildings. The Twin Sisters, a 4' x4' block, was added
Safety and Respecting Private Property~
when Joyce learned of the Thumb Quilt Trail and wanted to be a part of the trail. Stop by and see
her lovely blocks!
All sites are on private property and should be viewed from the public road unless otherwise indicated at the
site that it is a business open to the public. We are indebted to our barn hosts for their generosity.
When viewing and enjoying the barns and blocks use caution when slowing or stopping near a site.