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Alice Brickell

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quilt block - 17 Kby Joan Futscher

Piecing, embroidery, printing, photo transfer

One of Miami's earliest pioneers, Alice Brickell, taught at the Lemon City schoolhouse from 1889-1890 and homesteaded nearby. She also taught Sunday School to the Micosukee Indians and ran the early post office. Ms. Futscher, a quilt enthusiast, "was enchanted by the many stories of the Brickell family. They seemed so close and accepting of the local people, wanting to serve them as well as develop their own interests. Alice was not afraid to take on large projects, and she seemed to execute them with ease."

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