"Teach Yourself Blocks from the Past"


Quilt Index Record: 6E-11C-29

Ownership and Contact Information

DateDataF006b
01-10-2016
locationF007f
AB QSS
OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Steckley, Jane
OwnerCityF084
Calgary
OwnerProvinceF086a
Alberta
OwnerCountryF086b
Canada

Quilt Maker's Information

QuiltTopF054
Steckley, Jane
MaidenF097b
Candlish
EthnicF101
Scottish
OccupationF104
Retired Mom
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1956
BirthplaceCityF098a
Balcarres
BirthplaceProvF098c
Saskatchewan
BirthplaceCountryF098d
Canada
EdBkgdF102
University
AddNotesF132
Balcarres, Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Edmonton, Calgary, Alberta
CityF106a
Calgary
ProvF107a
Alberta
CountryF108
Canada
SpouseF113
Steckley, Warren
EthBkgrndF114
1956, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, English
OccupationF115
Engineer
NoChildF116
3
FatherNameF109
Candlish, John Henry
BplaceF109a
Montreal, Quebec
MotherNameF111
Gardiner, Violet Elizabeth
BplaceF111a
Regina, Saskatchewan
EthBkgrndF110
Scottish/Irish
EthBkgrndF112
Scottish
NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
OtherSourceMat
with family and friends, a number are still with the maker - 1 in New York, 1 in Hawaii, 1 in Austrailia, 1 in London, England and several in British Columbia and Ontario

Quilt Maker's Information

NameGroupF120
Co-chair Heritage Park Quilt Guild, Festival of Quilts - Heritage Park
LocGroupF121
Calgary, Alberta
LearnedToQuiltF117
Self-Taught
Other
WhenQuiltF118
Under 10 years of age
FavesF130
Hand Hand quilting is done with tube PVC frame
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
yes
essay
Inspired by American BiCentennial 1976 Several blocks from Quilters Newsletter mag May 2002, Robin Block - favourite bird, Wild Rose applique - designed by quilter, Scottish thistle block - heritage, Dresden plate - daughter's grad dress was purple, Thistle block - daughter was a teenager and she was "prickly" and "thorn in her side" and scottish heritage, Tulips - 101 applique blocks - Nancy Brennan Daniel - yellow block, Hearts and Berrie - Quilters Newsletter Mag June 2002 - Nancy Gaves - designer, Second tulip block - red - 101 appliqué blocks, Hearts in Oak leaf - Quilter's Newsletter, Four petal flower, 101 applique blocks, Western Sun Pattern - Quilter's Newsletter Mag March 2003, Drunkard's Path - made for husband for Father's Day Blocks outlined with stitch in the ditch and then hand quilted, Label is cross stitched by maker,

Quilt Description and History

description
Traditional Sampler
CommSourceF064b
Leisure Arts Book
QuiltTitleF009
"Teach Yourself Blocks from the Past"
OwnerNameF010
Blocks from the Past quilt
TopSourceF064
Book
Other
OthTopSourceF064a
Leisure Arts Publication 2001
SourceMatF063
Other
OthSourceF063a
Stash
IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
AcquiredF058
Made by owner
LocMadeF057a
Calgary
ProvProvF057e
Alberta
ProvCountryF057f
Canada
DateBegunF023a
Sept 2002
DateFinishF023b
Sept 2006
ReasonsF060
Personal enjoyment
OtherF060a
Love Quilting

Quilt Description and History

QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
QuiltedByF055
Steckley, Jane
ExhibitListF067a
Heritage Park, Calgary, Alberta
RelItemsF088a
Sourced other magazines (unknown) for some blocks

Quilt Documentation

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
73 1/2"
OverallLengthF012b
84"
SizeBlockF027
6" square
NumBordersF033
2
BordDescF034
1" 5 1/2"
SashWidthF032
1"
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight

Color and Condition

PredomColorsF014
Cream
Green
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new

Date, Layout, Pattern

DateQuiltF023
2000-2025
SubjQuiltF025
Sampler
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Sampler - various blocks appliqué and pieced
BlockStyleF030a
Sampler
NumBlockF026
72, 1/2 blocks - 22, 1/4 blocks - 4
ArrangeBlockF028
On point or rotated on 45 degrees

Sashing, Borders, Fabrics

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Broadcloth
FabPrintF037
Batik
Floral
Hand-dyed
Paisley
Print
Striped
UniqueF037b
Tonals

. Construction, Edges, Batting

ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
EmbMatF039
Cotton thread
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Straight grain
Hand sewn
Machine sewn
MatUsedF048
Cotton

. Quilting, Inscriptions

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
Machine quilting
OthQuiltTechF049c
Home machine
NumStitchedF050
7
NumStitchF051
8
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Echo
Grid square
In-the-ditch
Outline
DesignF052c
Parallel lines
DesignF052d
Floral and leaf motif
MethodInscripF021
Attached label
OtherMethodInscripF021a
Cross stitched label - 'Patience', Jane, Steckley, Calgary, Ab, Sept. 2002 - Sept. 2006, over 500 Hrs, Time Well, Spent

. Quilt Back

ColorBackingF040b
Brown
FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
OtherFabF040a
plain
DescBackF043
Machine sewn
Same fabric used throughout
FeaturesF053
Quilt pattern from Leisure Arts "Teach yourself Blocks from the Past" 2001 plus personally designed

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. Project and Data Verification

InstNameF003
Alberta Quilt Discovery Project
InstInvContrNumF004
3-0312
verify
yes

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ImageTypeF076
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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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