Balloon quilt


Quilt Index Record: 6E-11C-15

Ownership and Contact Information

DateDataF006b
11-21-2015
locationF007f
Symon's Valley United Church
OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Jeff Flood Patrick Jeffery Flood
OwnerCityF084
Calgary
OwnerProvinceF086a
Alberta
OwnerCountryF086b
Canada

Quilt Maker's Information

QuiltTopF054
Byles, Lula Irene
MaidenF097b
Wright
EthnicF101
Canadian
OccupationF104
Homemaker/Farmer
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1891
BirthplaceCityF098a
Grey
BirthplaceProvF098c
Ontario
BirthplaceCountryF098d
Canada
MarriageF099b
1917
DeathF100
1978
EdBkgdF102
High School
AddNotesF132
Thornbury ON 1891, Rignold, MB 1916, Portage La Prairie 1960
CityF106a
Portage La Prairie
ProvF107a
MB
CountryF108
Canada
SpouseF113
James Harvey Guy Byles
EthBkgrndF114
1883, Southsea, England, English - naturalized 1895 when he immigrated
OccupationF115
Farmer
NoChildF116
4 (three survived infancy)
FatherNameF109
Thomas Arthur Wright 1861 - 1936
BplaceF109a
Clarksburg, Collingwood, Ontario
MotherNameF111
Annie McColeman (McColman)
BplaceF111a
Redwig, Collingwood, Ontario
EthBkgrndF110
Canada (Ireland)
EthBkgrndF112
Canada (Scotland)
NumQuiltsF123
5-20 quilts
OtherSourceMat
Grandchildren across Canada: Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax, Edmonton, Calgary

Quilt Maker's Information

NameGroupF120
Farm neighbours - house to house quilting bee, mainly at farm but some upon retirement
LearnedToQuiltF117
From Relative
FavesF130
Mainly hand quilting with a frame on legs or horses
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
no
essay
Quilts were often made by groups of farm wives over the winter, visiting each other by sleigh and teams of horses. Lula Byles was believed to one of the more skilled of her group.

Quilt Description and History

description
Series of 19"squares 5 blocks long, 4 blocks wide, eight balloons in each square, hand embroidered strings on each balloon
OwnerNameF010
Balloon quilt
SourceMatF063
Sewing scraps
IdentPersonF006
Relative of quiltmaker
SourceOtherF006a
Grandson ( son of Charles Patrick Flood and Evelyn Adeline Byles)
RelnQuiltF007
Grandmother
AcquiredF058
Gift
ProvenanceF058a
Gift: Lula Byles made quilts for all nine grandchildren and her three daughters. Additional quilts were given when grandchildren married
ProvProvF057e
Manitoba
ProvCountryF057f
Canada
FamDateF023c
given to Jeff Flood in 1988 for his wedding
OtherDateF023e
Dawn Hunt
ReasonsF060
Gift or presentation

Quilt Description and History

QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
QuiltedByF055
Lula Irene Byles (nee Wright)
RelItemsF088a
Quilt was in Flood family home for a number of years. Passed on to Jeff Flood upon his marriage to Donna Sharon Gearhart (nee Edmondson)

Quilt Documentation

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
73 1/2"
OverallLengthF012b
91"
SizeBlockF027
16 3/4" square
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight

Color and Condition

PredomColorsF014
Pink
Yellow
OverCondF015
Poor/very worn
DamageF016
Discoloration or dyes ran
Disintegration of fabric
Fading
Fold marks or creases
Open seams
Quilting thread broken or ties missing
Stains
Tears or holes
Uneven batting
Wear to edge or binding

Date, Layout, Pattern

DateQuiltF023
1950-1975
SubjQuiltF025
circles/balloons
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
20
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight

Sashing, Borders, Fabrics

SpacingF029
Side by side
FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Cotton or polyester blend
FabPrintF037
Conversation Prints
Dotted
Floral
Novelty
Paisley
Plaid
Print
Solid/plain
Stamped
Striped
UniqueF037b
brocade

. Construction, Edges, Batting

ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
ConstrucF038d
Other novelty technique
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
Hand sewn
MatUsedF048
Cotton

. Quilting, Inscriptions

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
7
NumStitchF051
5
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Echo
Grid/crosshatch
Outline

. Quilt Back

ColorBackingF040b
Cream
FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
DescBackF043
Machine sewn
Same fabric used throughout
FeaturesF053
Novelty technique - fussy cut

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DateF079
11
21
2015
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. Project and Data Verification

InstNameF003
Alberta Quilt Discovery Project
InstInvContrNumF004
3-0291
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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
Still Image

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