Commercial Sources: Good Housekeeping Needlework Department
Quilter Group: Thursday Quilters, Abilene, Texas
Top By: Pennington, Annie McGlasson
Quilted By: Cockerell, Kay
Date: quilt appliqued in 1939-1949
Location Made: Abilene, Texas (TX) United States
Project Name: Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association, Texas Quilt Search
Contributor: Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
ID Number: tqs_0074
Layout Format: Medallion or framed center
Quilt Size: 86 in. x 88 in.
Fabrics: Cotton, Sateen, Other, Floral, Multiple scrap, Print, Solid/plain, black cotton sateen; bias fold tape used for stems and vining that creates central medallion
Colors: Black, Blue or Navy, Green, Pink, Red, Yellow, Nile Green
Construction: Hand Applique, Dimensional applique, Yo-yo, Yo-Yos and puffs used for flowers
Quilting Techniques: Hand quilting
Purpose or Function: Art or personal expression, Bedding, special occasion
Other Notes: The quiltmaker made this quilt in 1939-40, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. According to the family, the quiltmaker's husband was a life-long Democrat (the family called him a "brass collar Democrat") and a strong supporter of the President. Nearly forty years separate the making of the top and the quilting of the finished quilt. In 1976 it was quilted by the wife of the quiltmaker's grandson and five of her quilting friends, the Thursday Quilters, who met every week for a quilting bee., She did beautiful knitting.
Related Items/Publications: Bresenhan, Karoline Patterson and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes, Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, Vol. II, 1936-1986 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990), p. 48-49.
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Thursday Quilters, Abilene, Texas. Roosevelt Rose. 1939. From Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association, Texas Quilt Search. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=4F-88-12C. Accessed: 03/11/2014