Quilt Index Record: 5B-9D-4B

Essay Historical Background

description
Wreath of Daisies kit quilt won a second place award at a Chicago Sears Store.
essay
The 1933 Sears National Quilt Contest was announced in January 1933 with a deadline of May 15, 1933. Over 24,000 quilts were entered at local Sears stores or sent to one of 10 regional mail order houses. Quilts were judged at each site with the top three winners moving onto the next round. Finally just 30 quilts reached the final judging held at the Sears Pavilion on the 1933 Chicago World's Fair site.

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Waldvogel Archival Collection
InstProjNameF003a
Sears Quilt Contest 1933 Chicago World's Fair
InstInvContrNumF004
216

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Wreath of Daisies
PredomColorsF014
Green
White
Yellow
OverallColorF14b
Light or pastel colors
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
DateInfoF023f
It may be possible to date the quilt based on the date of the quilt kit.
LayFormatF024
Medallion or framed center

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF038h
This quilt has not been found and the only known photo of this quilt was published in the Chicago Daily News, Friday, May 26, 1933. Any information about the colors, construction and quilting designs are based on suppositions.

Quilting Description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Ohlis, Mrs. J. J.
QuiltedByF055
Ohlis, Mrs. J. J.

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Oak Park
ProvStateF057d
Illinois (IL)
ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Challenge or Contest entry
PresUseF062
Unknown

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Purchased new
TopSourceF064
Commercial/Published source: Pattern
Commercial/Published source: Kit
CommSourceF064b
Kit Co. not yet identified.

Exhibitions and Contests

ExhibitListF067a
Exhibited at Sears Store May 26, 1933 in Chicago.
ContestListF071a
Sears Quilt Contest, 1933 Chicago World's Fair

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnerCountryF086b
United States

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
Newspaper article with captioned photo -- See Chicago Daily News, Friday May 26, 1933.

Quiltmaker personal information

GenderF098
Female
EnviroF104c
Urban
CityF106a
Oak Park
StateF107
Illinois (IL)
CountryF108
United States
SpouseF113
Ohlis, J. J.

Image Information

ImageConF075a
Whole quilt
ImageTypeF076
Black and White
photocredit079a1
Gary Heatherly
AccessF080
Restricted
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yes

File Information

function
Image - large display (550 or more pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

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