Beginning this article a couple of months ago, I thought would be pretty straight forward. Boy, was I wrong! It has been slow going! I know that the volume of names and dates may make for tough reading but I felt compelled to “make the connections.” This story has been written for a much larger audience than my immediate family and I wanted to make the connections clear so that other branches of other families could find their connection to the quilt too! Please let me know if you find errors. I was dealing with a lot of people and dates and some are likely to be wrong. Contact me if you see an error. These surnames are especially well represented in the quilt – FORTENBERRY, SIMMONS, ALFORD, ELLZEY, and SCHILLING. Choose “Mae’s Special Quilt” from the blogroll on the right. It is a PDF and can be viewed as a PowerPoint from full screen using the page up and page down keys.