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Pattern Names: My Blue Jean Quilt
Top By: Cox, Pearl Glover
Quilted By: Cox, Pearl Glover
Period: 1976-1999
Date: 1975
Location Made: Fredericksburg, 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_0105
Layout Format: Block pattern
Quilt Size: 83 in. x 103 in.
Fabrics: Cotton, Other, Solid/plain, used blue jean demin
Colors: Blue or Navy, Red, White
Construction: Hand Piecing, Hand Applique, Embroidery, heavily embroidered in each of 20 Nine Patch blocks
Quilting Techniques: Hand quilting
Purpose or Function: Art or personal expression, Artwork/wall hanging
Other Notes: This is the quiltmaker's first attempt at quilt making. She finished the quilt just in time (two hours before deadline) to enter it into the Gillespie County Fair, where it won first prize and Best of Show, the first of many such awards. , She used denim from her three sons' used blue jeans and spent 5 years and some 1,751 hours completing this family treasure. In ordser to quilt through the two layers of heavy denim fabric plus batting, Mrs. Cox used a stab stitch and achieved ten to twelve stitches per inch., Mrs. Cox states that she does a great deal of needlepoint, embroidery, and crewel work. She drew and executed all of the designs in My Blue Jean Quilt.
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. 110-111; Kerrville Daily Times, January 20, 1980, p. 1B.
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