Laura Belle I Never Knew Ye


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-1F0

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
Quilts and Health
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilter's Hall of Fame|Quilts and Health
InstInvContrNumF004
04182014-1Reid
DateDataF006b
04-18-2014
locationF007f
Gilbert Arizona
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Laura Belle I Never Knew Ye
OverallWidthF12a
37 inches
OverallLengthF012b
37 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Gold
OverCondF015
Very good/almost new

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

TypeInscripF019
Date
Message
Multiple Names
Place
Single
OtherTypeInscripF019a
See detailed photo.
ContInscripF020
Obituary and list of survivors (see photo).
DateInscripF020a
c.1994
MethodInscripF021
Computer generated
Ink
LocInscripF022
multiple locations
OtherLocInscripF022a
Lower Left
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
c.1994
DateFinishF023b
c.1994
SourceMatF063
Other
OthSourceF063a
Local Quilt Store

Specific Description

SubjQuiltF025
Family Story Quilt
LayFormatF024
Other
TopSourceF064
Original to maker
OthTopSourceF064a
Reid, Darlene
SizeBlockF027
inches
OtherSpaceF029a
Art-Pictorial
NumBordersF033
2; 3.75 inches, 1.5 inches
BordDescF034
The plain pieced border is made of the same fabric as quilt and surround all sides of the quilt.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Checked
Floral
Mourning Prints
Multiple scrap
Novelty
Plaid
Print
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Art/Pictorial
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
ConstrucF038d
Other novelty technique
EmbellTechF038f
Yes
ConstrucF038g
Attachments (beading, charms, buttons, etc)
Photography/ photo transfer
Other embellishment technique
UniqueF038h
Other novelty technique includes Fussy Cut.
EmbMatF039
Buttons attached

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Straight grain
Home cut
Machine sewn
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
MatUsedF048
Polyester
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
QuiltedByF055
Reid, Darlene
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
Blue, Navy, Tan
NumStitchedF050
7
NumStitchF051
7
WidthF051a
Varied
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052d
Sashing/border quilting is Parallel lines and Hearts are the Background fill pattern.
FeaturesF053
Display mechanism is a sleeve. See Darlene's written story; see Reid #2 for more of family story; see Reid #3 for more of family story.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Blue or Navy
Green
Pink
NumPiecesF042
1
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Darlene M. Jones Reid
OwnerStateF086
Arizona (AZ)
ProvenanceF058a
Darlene Reid made in 1993 to create a family story quilt.
SourceInfoF088b
Darlene Reid
DateObtainedF088c
04-18-2014
RelItemsF088a
The quilts grew out of oral history from family members.
QuiltTopF054
Reid, Darlene M.
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
10-12-1933
MarriageF099b
04-19-1952
EthnicF101
White American
EdBkgdF102
High School, 3 years nursing education
RelAffF103
Catholic

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Wife, Mother,Nurse,Retired
BirthplaceCityF098a
Convoy
BirthplaceStateF098b
Ohio
EnviroF104c
Rural
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
StateF107
Arizona (AZ)
CountryF108
United States
MaidenF097b
Jones
FatherNameF109
Jones, Dale Franklin
BplaceF109a
Convoy, Ohio
EthBkgrndF110
White American
MotherNameF111
Jones, Pauline Josephine Slattery
BplaceF111a
V. Wert, Ohio
EthBkgrndF112
White American
SpouseF113
Reid, Carl Eugene
EthBkgrndF114
White American
NoChildF116
6
NoFemF116a
3
NoMaleF116b
3
LearnedToQuiltF117
From Class
From guild or club member
From Relative
From TV show
Self-Taught
WhenQuiltF118
Age 40-49

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Fundraising
Gifts
Pleasure
Therapy
Other
OtherF119a
I made it 1993. I wanted to create a family story quilt.
NameGroupF120
Nimble Thimbles
LocGroupF121
Chandler, Arizona
SpecialGroupF122
Many, Varied.
NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
yes
FavesF130
Taught crazy quilting classes, and many varied.
AddNotesF132
Inducted into the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame in 2010
OtherSourceMat
Writes daily into a quilt journal. Now at 10 journals.

Image Upload

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Detail 4
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Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Lynn Miller
dateverified
7
1
2014
CE

Information source fields

AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
CopyRestF080c
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
DistribRestF080d
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
DisplayResF080e
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
LicenseF080f
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Quilt Alliance
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

Contest, Exhibits, Essays, journals

essay
LAURA BELLE I NEVER KNEW YE Laura Belle Dolby was born on June 27th 1879. She was a beautiful young woman. She was my maternal grandmother. She came from a prosperous hard working Methodist family. She fell in love with John Patrick Slattery, my maternal grandfather who lived on a nearby farm. He came from a hardworking, prosperous Catholic family. I don't think her family wanted Belle to marry John, but when she was twenty and he was twenty seven they were married. I don't know how the whole Catholic/Methodist thing worked out for them. (I never heard that family story.) I know from family stories that Poppy was the only one who went to his catholic church. I know her family was very active in the nearby methodist church and I guess she would have been too. When I see her picture on this quilt, which was taken for her wedding, she seems to be saying to me (and the world) "But I Love Him." I can see why she would say that. Poppy was a very sweet, kind, lovable person. We all loved him. They were married in January 1899. Their first two children, Donald and Gladys died at 18 and 9 months of common childhood diseases which are easily curable/preventable today. And then she gave birth to Ruth, Leo, Grace, Mildred, Pauline and Helen.....Who all lived to adulthood and lived good long lives. At age 37 Belle, when her youngest was a year old, became sick with, "pneumonia" (that's what the family story is) and died on December 20, 1916. Her funeral was the day before Christmas. I wonder though if having 8 children in 17 years had some bearing on her health. And I also wonder that if she did have pneumonia, like Donald and Gladys and their illnesses there were no "wonder drugs" then, 1916. Today pneumonia is routinely treated with antibiotics. Anyway, I wish that Belle could have lived on longer, and she could have spent some time as my grandma. Sadly she didn't and so I made this story quilt to honor her.

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

ProvStateF057d
Arizona (AZ)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Made by owner
ReasonsF060
Other
OtherQDesignF061a
Create a family story quilt.
IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
RelnQuiltF007
Quiltmaker
IfQmakerF007a
Made entire quilt
IfQownerF007b
Made the quilt
PartDesF007c
Designed the pattern
OwnerCountryF086b
United States

Detail Images


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