MAKER: Mary Janney (1809-1896) was born to Quaker parents, Stephen Janney (1781-1863) and Letitia Taylor, in Loudoun County, Virginia. According to family tradition, Mary carded, spun, and wove wool from her father’s sheep to produce the blanket around 1826 and cross-stitched her initials “MI” in blue thread. In 1832, Mary and her family transferred their membership from Goose Creek Monthly Meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia, to Springboro in Warren County, Ohio. There, she married Abaham Baily (1798-1848). The blanket was given to MESDA by her great-great-granddaughter, Janet Marsh Johnson.