Louisville, KY Sears Contest Newspaper Story
 

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Louisville, KY Sears Contest Newspaper Story
dateOriginal
05-20-1933
timePeriod
1930-1949
description
Newspaper dated Saturday May 20, 1933 features the winning design at the Louisville, KY local contest. The winner, Frances Klemenz, won 1st prize ($10) with her quilt "Bleeding Hearts." At the time she was unemployed. Her quilt went on to win third place in the Chicago regional round and was displayed at the Chicago World's Fair. This article also lists all the Louisville contest's quilt entrants and their home towns. Photo Captions: "Above is the prize-winning quilt, a bleeding heart pattern, the prizewinning quilter, Miss Frances Klemenz of Louisville, and the judges in this most successful of all local quilt contests held Friday in Crystal Ballroom in Brown Hotel. The judges are left to right, Mrs. Frederick J. Cord, president of the Kentucky League of Women Voters, Miss Jennie Dehler, quilt designer; Miss Onea Liter, head of the Home Economics Department, University of Louisville, and Miss Emma Dehler, quilting society, German Protestant Orphans' Home. Miss Klemenz is in the inset.
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"Unemployed Seamstress' Quilt Wins First Prize in City Handiwork Contest" in The Herald-Post, Louisville, KY, May 20, 1933.
city
Louisville
state
Kentucky (KY)
country
United States
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Text
textType
  • Newspaper clipping
language
English
InstNameF003
  • Waldvogel Archival Collection
InstProjNameF003a
Sears
InstInvContrNumF004
Sears Quilt Contest 1933 Chicago World's Fair
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Sears, World's Fair, Chicago, contest

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Unemployed Seamstress' Quilt Wins First Prize in City Handiwork Contest. Winning Design Now Goes to Century of Progress Exhibit. A Louisville-made quilt yet may grace the bedroom of the First Lady. The one submitted by Miss Francess Klemenz, 724 Cedar Grove Court, annexed first prize in the contest sponsored here Friday by Sears, Roebuck & Company and qualified to enter further competition for the honor of being present to Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. the latter competition will be held at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago and carries with it an award of $100 among prizes totaling. Miss Klemenz receives, in addition to the honor of entering her handiwork in the national competition, a cash prize of $10. Photo Captions: Above is the prize-winning quilt, a bleeding heart pattern, the prizewinning quilter, Miss Frances Klemenz of Louisvill, and the judges in this most successful of all local quilt contests held Friday in Crystal Ballroom in Brown Hotel. The judges are left to right, Mrs. Frederick J. Cord, president of the Kentucky League of Women Voters, Miss Jennie Dehler, quilt designer; Miss Onea Liter, head of the Home Economics Department, University of Louisville, and Miss Emma Dehler, quilting society, German Protestant Orphans' Home.

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