Grandma Jones This Quilt's For You


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-1F5

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilter's Hall of Fame
InstInvContrNumF004
04182014-4Reid
DateDataF006b
04-18-2014
locationF007f
Gilbert Arizona
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Grandma Jones This Quilt's For You
OverallWidthF12a
37.5 inches
OverallLengthF012b
37.5 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Dark colors
PredomColorsF014
Black
Brown
Green
Lavender
Rust
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

TypeInscripF019
Message
Other
OtherTypeInscripF019a
#1: Story single name; #2: Garden Party, 1995, Azrina Quilther's Guild Show
ContInscripF020
Multiple inscriptions. Sayings and quotes (see photos).
DateInscripF020a
c.1995
MethodInscripF021
Computer generated
LocInscripF022
multiple locations
on back
OtherLocInscripF022a
Lower Left
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
c.1995
DateFinishF023b
c.1995
FamDateF023c
c.1995
SourceMatF063
Other
OthSourceF063a
Thrift Stores

Specific Description

SubjQuiltF025
Family Story Quilt
LayFormatF024
One patch or allover
AltNameF011
Trip Around The World
SizeBlockF027
inches
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
NumBlockPatF030
1; Trip Around The World
NumBordersF033
1; 3.5 inches
BordDescF034
The border is made of the same fabric as the quilt and surrounds all sides.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Wool
FabPrintF037
Plaid
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Plain and Patterned Wool
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
EmbellTechF038f
Yes
ConstrucF038g
Photography/ photo transfer

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
Flannel
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Straight grain
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
QuiltedByF055
Jones-Reid, Darlene M.
QuiltTechF049
Tied or tufted
ThrTypeF049a
Synthetic Yarn
ThrColorF049b
Burgandy
FeaturesF053
Plaid is another fabric pattern used for backing. A sleeve is the mechanism for display.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
Flannel
ColorBackingF040b
Blue or Navy
Burgundy
Maroon
NumPiecesF042
1
WidthPiecesF042a
37.5 inches
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Darlene M. Jones Reid
OwnerStateF086
Arizona (AZ)
ProvenanceF058a
I made it 1994. I wanted to create a family story quilt.
SourceInfoF088b
Jones-Reid, Darlene M.
DateObtainedF088c
04-18-2014
QuiltTopF054
Jones-Reid, Darlene M.
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
10-12-1933
MarriageF099b
04-19-1952
EthnicF101
White American
EdBkgdF102
High School; 3 yrs Nursing Education
RelAffF103
Born, raised Catholic

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Wife; Mother; Nurse, Retired Quilter
BirthplaceCityF098a
Convoy
BirthplaceStateF098b
Ohio
EnviroF104c
Rural
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
StateF107
Arizona (AZ)
CountryF108
United States
MaidenF097b
Jones
FatherNameF109
Jones, Dale Franklin
BplaceF109a
Convoy, OH
EthBkgrndF110
White American
MotherNameF111
Slattery-Jones, Pauline Josephine
BplaceF111a
Van Wert, OH
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
NameGroupF120
Nimble Thimbles, 35 yr member
LocGroupF121
Chandler, AZ
SpecialGroupF122
Many, Varied.
NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
yes
FavesF130
Many, varied, Crazy Quilting Classes (teaches).
CustomsF131
I am now writing daily entries in my 10th Quilt Journal.
AddNotesF132
Inducted into Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame in 2010.

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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
GRANDMA JONES. THIS QUILT'S FOR YOU Nellie Mae Harber-Jones was my paternal grandmother. My only grandmother. I'm sure that she and I bonded together soon after I was born. We were always very close. And I spent as much time with her as I could when I was growing up. She taught me how to sew a straight line on a treadle sewing machine. How to do embroidery and other skills that my mother had never learned because her mother died when she was three years old. They lived in the country and my grandfather never remarried. Mother did mend a "mountain of clothes" for her large family, so I guess I learned about mending from her, too. Anyway, our family slept under a mountain of "grandma Jones" quilts in cold midwestern winters when we were growing up. Grandma made these bed coverings out of pieces of discarded winter woolen clothing all from family members. I never stopped and truly admired her quilts while I was growing up and using them. It was only years later when I became a quilter myself did I stop, remember a lot and be inspired by the memories of her handwork. She used four inch squares (like I do) in making her quilts. Probably cut from cardboard. They were all pieced by grandma's hands. She used a double thread in piecing the squares and rows (just like I do.) She usually set her wool scraps in diagonal rows by color or pattern (just like I do, instinctively.) She used my uncle Ed's army uniform in one of her quilts. She used one of her daughter's discarded living room drapes on another quilt backing. My aunt Lola was not married at that time and was a school teacher. She wore very nice wool suits and when she no longer wanted them it added some quality to grandma's fabric collection. Grandma really taught me about life and her attitude towards it. The value of hard work and not complaining. I learned about love and caring for family and friends. Grandma lost three of her sons tragically but she kept on going in her life. She never lost her sense of humor. One day when I had two small children of my own, she said to me; "I've lived a good life and I have no regrets. God blessed me with a wonderful life and family and for that I am so thankful. And grandma I am so thankful for the quilt memories and You.

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

ProvStateF057d
Arizona (AZ)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Made by owner
ReasonsF060
Commemorative
PresUseF062
Other
IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
Quilt owner
RelnQuiltF007
Quiltmaker
Quilt owner
IfQmakerF007a
Made entire quilt
IfQownerF007b
Made the quilt
OwnerCountryF086b
United States

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