Louisiana Rose


Quilt Index Record: 5B-9D-9

Essay Historical Background

description
This quilt "Louisiana Rose" by Celia Pardue Hyde of Crowley Louisiana won second prize in the Dallas regional contest and was shown at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair after the national round judging. Although this quilt did not receive one of the top national prizes, it received extensive publicity through national newspaper accounts. It was also chosen by Sears to be included in a book of the prize winning patterns.
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
024

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quilt owner
DateDataF006b
1985 and 1994
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQmakerF007a
Other
IfQownerF007b
Inherited
PartDesF007c
Other
interviewerF007e
Brackman (1985)
locationF007f
Waldvogel Collection

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Louisiana Rose
OverallWidthF12a
81 inches
OverallLengthF012b
84 inches
PredomColorsF014
Cream
Green
Pink
OverallColorF14b
Light or pastel colors
ContInscripF020
1933 CHP
DateInscripF020a
1933
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
Other
OtherMethodInscripF021a
Applique
LocInscripF022
other
OtherLocInscripF022a
Bottom left corner
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
DateBegunF023a
1933
DateFinishF023b
1933
FamDateF023c
1933
LayFormatF024
Block pattern

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Sateen
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
EmbellTechF038f
No

Quilting Description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
DesignF052a
Outline
DesignF052b
Feathering
Floral
DesignF052c
Grid/crosshatch

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
The meandering vine and bud border adds sophistication to the quilt layout. The three bands in shades of pink used for the border is an unusual touch which not only frames the quilt, but also echoes the colors of the floral medallions in the center of the quilt. The quilting is exceptional with tiny stitches and dense quilting. It is not surprising that it won Second Place in the Dallas Region.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Hyde, Celia Pardue
QuiltedByF055
Hyde, Celia Pardue

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Crowley
ProvStateF057d
Louisiana (LA)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
ProvenanceF058a
Quiltmaker to her niece, Marjorie Malone. At Marjorie Malone's death in 2010, the quilt descended to her daughter, Boofie Beakey.
QuiltHistF059
Marjorie Malone loved her aunt and loved owning this quilt. Along with her daughter, Boofie, she attended a number of the museum sites when her quilt travelled with the Patchwork Souvenirs exhibit.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Challenge or Contest entry
PresUseF062
Bedding, special occasion

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Purchased new
TopSourceF064
Original to maker
PattSourceF065
Original to maker
AddNotesF066
The quilt design was included in the Sears Quilt Pattern Booklet sold after the contest's conclusion. Although the block is similar to a Rose of Sharon design, it is her own design which she named after her home state of Louisiana.

Exhibitions and Contests

ExhibitListF067a
The exhibition of 30 quilts entitled “Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World’s Fair” was curated by Merikay Waldvogel and Barbara Brackman. The Knoxville Museum of Art and Smith-Kramer, Inc. coordinated the travelling exhibition to the following sites: Jan 7-Feb 7, 1994 Palm Beach, FL (The Society of the Four Arts); Mar 20-July 17, 1994 Lexington, MA (Museum of Our National Heritage); Aug 7–Sep 25, 1994 Midland, MI (Midland Center for the Arts); Oct 16–Dec 4, 1994 Logan, KS (Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum; Dec 18, 1994–Apr 23, 1995 Chicago, IL (Chicago Cultural Center); May 10-Jul 2, 1995 Grosse Pointe Shores, MI (Edsel and Eleanor Ford House); Jul 23-Sep 10, 1995 Los Angeles, CA (Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum); Oct 1-Nov 19, 1995 Janesville, WI (Rock County Historical Society); Dec 10, 1995-Jan 28, 1996 Neenah, WI (Bergstrom-Mahler Museum); Feb 18-Apr 8, 1996 Lexington, KY (University of Kentucky Art Museum); May 3-July 24, 1996 Knoxville, TN (Knoxville Museum of Art). Exhibited also in Special Exhibit: "1933 Chicago World's Fair Quilts" in conjunction with The International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois held in Rosemont, Illinois, October 30-November 2, 2003. This quilt was featured on pg 8 in the commemorative catalogue: The Quintessential Quilt edited by Karey Bresenhan.
ContestListF071a
Sears National Quilt Contest, 1933 Chicago World's Fair

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerCountryF086b
United States

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
Photograph of Celia Pardue Hyde is on pg 46 Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair. Quiltmaker's personal history (typed one page.)

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Pardue
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
03/14/1881
DeathF100
03/1/1972
EnviroF104c
Rural
StateF107
Louisiana (LA)
CountryF108
United States
WhyQuiltF119
Pleasure
OtherSourceMat
Nancy Cabot newspaper column in Chicago Tribune: "the Southland Offers Quilt of Fine Symmetry, Rich Colors." [undated clipping--estimated date 1934). "Sears Century of Progress in Quilt Making" -- see pattern Louisiana Rose, p 19 (undated--Estimated date 1934). Merikay Waldvogel and Barbara Brackman. Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair (Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1993), pg 45-46. Commemorative Catalogue for 2003 International Quilt Festival/Chicago Illinois - “The Quintessential Quilt” edited by Karey Bresenhan, (Houston, TX: 2003, 8).
SpouseF113
Hyde, Wendel

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

NumQuiltsF123
1-5 quilts
AddNotesF132
Cecelia Pardue (Celia) was born March 14, 1881 near Downsville, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. She graduated from Downsville High School and later from Louisiana State Normal College, which is now Northwestern Louisiana University, in 1903. She taught in a number of public schools in Louisiana for many years, the last one being in Crowley. In 1917 she entered and graduated from Tyler Commercial College in Higher Accounting and Secretarial work. She was employed as secretary to the State Home Demonstration Agent of the State of Texas at Texas A&M University. In December 1918 she married Dr. Wendel Hyde and moved back to Crowley, Louisiana where she lived until 1969, moving to Welsh, Louisiana to live with her niece. Mrs. Hyde's hobbies, from early childhood, were all phases of needlework, embroideries, tatting, crocheting, quilt and quilting. In the early 1950s her at long last desiere to paint, both in oil and water color were realized. She had no special training in this field. Being a lover of nature and a very close observer, especially of flowers and birds, these were her favorite subjects for sketching and painting. She was always interested in the social, business and political activities of Crowley as well as the State of Louisiana. Mrs. Hyde died March 11, 1972, three days before her 91st birthday in Welsh, Louisiana. Provided by Marjorie Malone (niece) in 1985.

Image Information

ImageConF075a
Whole quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
photocredit079a1
Gary Heatherly
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Merikay Waldvogel
CreditLineF080b
Merikay Waldvogel and Barbara Brackman
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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
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