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Roosevelt Rose-detail
Commercial Sources: Good Housekeeping Needlework Department
Quilter Group: Thursday Quilters, Abilene, Texas
Top By: Pennington, Annie McGlasson
Quilted By: Cockerell, Kay
Period: 1930-1949
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, 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 quilt maker made this quilt in 1939-40, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was present. According to the family, the quilt maker's husband was a life-long Democrat (the family called him a "brass collar Democrat") and a strong supporter of the President. , She did beautiful knitting.
Related Items/Publications: Bresenhan, Karoline Patterson and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes, Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1936-1986, Vol. II (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990), p. 48-49.
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