Life is Beautiful


Quilt Index Record: 6E-11C-2A

Ownership and Contact Information

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

Quilt Maker's Information

QuiltTopF054
Jess, Judy
MaidenF097b
Szombathy
EthnicF101
Canadian
OccupationF104
retired teacher
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1952
BirthplaceCityF098a
Saskatoon
BirthplaceProvF098c
Saskatchewan
BirthplaceCountryF098d
Canada
EdBkgdF102
University
AddNotesF132
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1952, Calgary, Alberta 1974, N.Vancouver, British Columbia 1979, Calgary, Alberta 1980
CityF106a
Calgary
ProvF107a
Alberta
CountryF108
Canada
SpouseF113
Jess, Peter Edmond
EthBkgrndF114
1953, Montreal, Quebec, Canadian
OccupationF115
Self employed
NoChildF116
2
FatherNameF109
Szombathy, Frank Peter
BplaceF109a
Romania
MotherNameF111
Mandsley, Jane Marie
BplaceF111a
Ottawa, Ontario
EthBkgrndF110
Hungarian
EthBkgrndF112
English
NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
OtherSourceMat
with family, friends, self

Quilt Maker's Information

NameGroupF120
Classes at retail stores, informal groups of friends who meet regularly to quilt
LocGroupF121
Calgary, Alberta
LearnedToQuiltF117
From Class
From Friend
Self-Taught
WhenQuiltF118
After raising children
FavesF130
Hand and machine Hand quilting is done with a hoop
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
yes

Quilt Description and History

description
Life is Beautiful
CommSourceF064b
Helen Stubbings of Hugs and Kisses - Australia
QuiltTitleF009
Life is Beautiful
OwnerNameF010
Life is Beautiful
TopSourceF064
Pattern
SourceMatF063
Purchased new
OthSourceF063a
Traditional Pastimes - retail store
IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
AcquiredF058
Made by owner
ProvenanceF058a
made by self
DateInfoF023f
2011
LocMadeF057a
Calgary
ProvProvF057e
Alberta
ProvCountryF057f
Canada
DateBegunF023a
2011
DateFinishF023b
2012
ReasonsF060
Personal enjoyment

Quilt Description and History

QDesignF060b
Artwork/wall hanging
QuiltedByF055
Jess, Judy
RelItemsF088a
It was a quilt as you go design

Quilt Documentation

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
57"
OverallLengthF012b
73 1/4"
SizeBlockF027
7 1/2" square
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight

Color and Condition

PredomColorsF014
Black
Brown
Cream
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new

Date, Layout, Pattern

DateQuiltF023
2000-2025
SubjQuiltF025
Life is Beautiful
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Indiana Puzzle variation
BrackmanF011a
1450
NumBlockF026
63
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight

Sashing, Borders, Fabrics

OtherSpaceF029a
plain
FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Broadcloth
FabPrintF037
Floral
Geometric
Plaid
Print

. Construction, Edges, Batting

ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
Hand sewn
Machine sewn

. Quilting, Inscriptions

QuiltTechF049
Machine quilting
OthQuiltTechF049c
Home machine
DesignF052d
Circles and Diagonal Lines
TypeInscripF019
Other
OtherTypeInscripF019a
Label - Quilted by, Judy Jess
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
LocInscripF022
multiple locations
on block
OtherLocInscripF022a
every alternate block
ContInscripF020
Success is not to succeed but to try, Life is Beautiful, If it can be dreamt then it can be done, Never regret something that made you smile, Life is the sum of all your choices, Life is what you make it to be, Live like every day is your last, Don't look for inspiration, be the inspiration, Don't chase your dreams, catch them, Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards, Life is a journey, travel it well, Whereever you go, go with all your heart, Joy is not in things, it is in us, Life without love is like a tree without fruit, Live well, laugh often, love much, The life you live is more important than the words you speak, Live with no excuses, love with no regrets, When something feels right, hold on tight, Be someone you would be proud to know, Life is a flower of which love is the honey, The meaning of life is to give life meaning, Life is divine chaos, embrace it, The purpose of life is a life of purpose, Enjoy every fruit of life, Don't expect a miracle, be the miracle, Love is the greatest refreshment in life, Where there is love, there is life, That is while never come again is what makes life so sweet, Love life and life with love you back, You only live once but if you work it right, once is enough, Life; it is about the gift, not the package it comes in, Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth

. Quilt Back

ColorBackingF040b
Black
Orange
FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
OtherFabF040a
plain
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout
NumPiecesF042
Quilt as you go
FeaturesF053
Customized commercially woven - label Embroidered circles with adages/saying and embroidered motifs in centre of each block, smaller four patch circles applied to the centre of each crossing of sashing.

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. Project and Data Verification

InstNameF003
Alberta Quilt Discovery Project
InstInvContrNumF004
3-0313
verify
yes

. Auto-enter fields

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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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