Annabel Baugher with her quilt at the AQS show in Paducah, KY April 2010. Photo by dlquilter
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Annabel Baugher on October 3, 2011.
Imogene Annabel Baker was born on April 1, 1921, in rural Sullivan County, the daughter of Nelson Miles (N.M.) and Thelma Pickens Baker. On May 18, 1940, she married in Princeton to Dale Baugher, her husband of 51 years until his death in 1992. In 1942 they purchased a farm in the Half Rock community, where they spent the rest of their life together. In 2009, she moved to Trenton after 67 years on the farm.
She spent her formative years enjoying life on farms in the Yellow Creek community south of Green City. Her education began in the rural schools of the area and continued at the Milan High School where she graduated in 1940. She remained a student the rest of her life as an avid reader, trying new challenges and traveling. She was taught to sew and crochet by her mother and later taught herself to knit and quilt. Initially she sewed to clothe her family and later handquilted for competition and to leave heirlooms to her family. She received recognition for her handquilting at local events, state fairs and the American Quilters Society in Paducah, KY.
TQS member dlquilter spent time with Annabel in 2010 at the AQS show in Paducah, KY. Annabel was there sharing stories about this quilt that spent five years on the frame. Read more here.