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This document is from Shelby State Community College (today: Southwest Community College) to Marilyn Califf. Mrs. Califf was asked to teach an Introduction to Patchwork and Quilting in the Fall on Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. She was paid $15 per…

pat shaw nominations.pdf
he article “Black Will Be First Woman Nominated To LG&W Board” was printed in the Memphis Press-Scimitar on September 6, 1973. It was written about Patricia Shaw, a 34 year old insurance executive who was nominated by Memphis City Council, to…

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This is a sample of some of the quilt patterns from Contemporary Quilts. The top samples: Name: Quadriga 100% cotton, 44” wide, colorfast,1% shrinkage. These are $2.00/yd. Numbers 119 and 151 are named O dots, 50% cotton, 50% rayon. They are also…

current resume- Marylin Califf 1977.pdf
This document is the current resume for Marilyn Califf as of January 1977. She was born on April 27, 1932 in Memphis, TN. She graduated from Central High School in 1950 and went on to pursue a college degree. She began by attending the University of…

March1977_QuiltLadyarticle.jpg
The Terrell Jackson Homemakers Club sponsored a slide-lecture on Contemporary Quilts by Marilyn Califf, the Memphis “Quilt lady”. This event took place at the Home Economist Office of the County Agency Building on March 22. Tickets for this event…

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This is a picture of Marilyn Califf, owner of ‘Contemporary Quilts, Home of the Quilt Lady’ in Memphis, TN. I believe this picture was taken at her business. Califf became interested in quilt making when her mother-in-law passed down a quilt…

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Marilyn Califf developed an art exhibit for the Meridian Museum of Art. This article was written to inform the public of this event. It will last through the months of October until December. This exhibit not only included her quilts, but she also…

MLGW organizational chart- shaw.png
This is a chart provided by Memphis Light Gas and Water as a reference for the employees. The chart illustrates Patricia Shaw’s level of responsibility within the company. Her position is directly below the president of the company. During this…
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