Four Generations of the Torgerson Family


Jewell was commissioned to create a quilt for The Torgerson Family of Ethridge, Mt, just a few miles east of Cut Bank on the Highline Highway.  It is a sample of some of her finest hand work.  It took her two years to make.  When finished, Jewell copyrighted the quilt so that she would have the rights to show pictures of the quilt for future publications.  The town of Ethridge was a starter railroad town built by the Great Northern Railroad and James J. Hill as it moved west toward the great Rocky Mountains of Glacier Park, MT.  This small ‘village’ started with a grocery store and implement center for the area farmers by the Torgerson family.  It remains today as a major implement store with a few families, namely the Torgersons.  It has a colorful and historical history.  The quilt remains in the domain of the Torgersons and is not available to show.  Some members of the family have contributed a few stories of this exquisite quilt, but are not for publication.

Registered with the Montana History Museum, Helena, Montana

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