Daniel Boone and his Companions by Gilbert White

The Elephant’s Child Kit Quilt

The Elephant’s Child kit quilt

Hieronymous, Hazel J., The Elephant’s Child kit quilt; 1934; cotton; 80”x56”; 1998.43.1

Made by Hazel Hieronymous (d. 1998) c. 1934 in St. Helens in Lee County from a kit purchased from “Woman’s Home Companion,” a homemaker’s magazine. It was used as a wall hanging for much of Mrs. Hieronymous’ life. This quilt tells the story from Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So Stories” of how the elephant got his trunk.

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