Garden Bouquet

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Commercial Sources: Nancy Page Quilt Club column
Top By: Bentley, Grace May
Quilted By: Bentley, Grace May
Period: 1930-1949
Date: 1932
Location Made: New Haven, Connecticut (CT) United States
Project Name: Sears Quilt Contest 1933 Chicago World's Fair
Contributor: Waldvogel Archival Collection
ID Number: 120
Layout Format: Block pattern
Fabrics: Cotton, Floral, Geometric, Print, Solid/plain
Colors: Beige or Tan, Blue or Navy, Pink, White
Construction: Hand Piecing, Hand Applique
Quilting Techniques: Hand quilting
Purpose or Function: Challenge or Contest entry, Fundraising
Description: Second Place Winner in Boston Regional. This Garden Bouquet quilt was made from a Nancy Page Quilt Club design by Florence LaGanke that appeared in newspapers in 1931-1932.
Other Notes: This story was excerpted from notes taken by the quilt historian: "Not only was her quilt chronicled at the World's Fair, on its triumphant return to its home state, Connecticut, it was used as a fund raiser for her local church. On November 30, 1933, her local paper stated, "this quilt, a wonderfully lovely design of birds and flowers and a central urn, a marvel of taste and patient endeavor, together with other lesser but also fine specimens of the patchwork art, will be on exhibition at the Parlors of the Westville Methodist Church . . . . The Woman's Home Missionary Society invite the public (a small admission fee) to view these beautiful reminders of what can be done by that most wonderful of all machines, The Human Hand.", Exhibit notes by Dr. William Rush Dunton Jr. in 1933, on seeing this quilt "Bird 16 urns-flowers & 2 birds"
Related Items/Publications: List of Winners in Sears Catalog, see p. 108 Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair. Set of "Garden Bouquet" series blocks designed by Florence La Ganke (editor of the Nancy Quilt Club) are in the collection of Merikay Waldvogel.
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