Issaquah History Museums



Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt

Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt

By Julie Hunter Wilhelmina (Willa) Celeste Stevenson married John Jacob Eastlick on June 4, 1904, in a ceremony held at the Methodist Protestant Church in Seattle.  The Reverend T. S. Winey officiated, and May Eastlick and S. J. Beresford were the witnesses.  Both the...
Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt, continued

Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt, continued

The Issaquah community:[2] By the time Willa and J.J. married, people had been moving into the Squak Valley from other parts of the United States, and directly from Europe, for forty years.  The community numbered about 700 in 1900, counting all ages, and some of...
Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt, continued

Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt, continued

Issaquah Community Members, continued: Ruth L. Sylvester   August 6  —  Ruth was born in 1878, but the records conflict as to whether she was born in April or August.  She was Edith’s older sister.  She may or may not have come to Issaquah when her family moved...
Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt, continued

Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt, continued

Friends from other states: Willa had maintained contact with at least one family from her early days in Kansas.   When she was two, the Allen family lived very near the Stevensons on the edge of Jackson in Riley County, Kansas.  In the 1880 census,...
The Story of a Quilt: Salmon Days, 1983

The Story of a Quilt: Salmon Days, 1983

When artifacts come to the Issaquah Historical  Society, we often have a vague outline of where that item came from, where it has been, and what it meant to those who have owned it. In rare instances, an artifact comes to us with a long and detailed history. This...