Signature Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 6E-11C-C

Ownership and Contact Information

DateDataF006b
11-21-2015
OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Tolonen, Fern
OwnerCityF084
Edmonton
OwnerProvinceF086a
AB
OwnerCountryF086b
Canada

Quilt Maker's Information

QuiltTopF054
Tolonen, Fern
MakerGroupNameF097
Ladie's Aid Group
MaidenF097b
Greenman
EthnicF101
Canadian
OccupationF104
Homemaker
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1923
BirthplaceProvF098c
AB
BirthplaceCountryF098d
Canada
MarriageF099b
1942
EdBkgdF102
High School
AddNotesF132
Eckville, Fort Saskatchewan, Edmonton, Alberta
CityF106a
Edmonton
ProvF107a
AB
CountryF108
Canada
SpouseF113
Tolonen, Paul
EthBkgrndF114
1917
OccupationF115
Farmer, Mechanic, Carpenter
NoChildF116
3
FatherNameF109
Greenman, Alvin
MotherNameF111
Belle
NumQuiltsF123
5-20 quilts
OtherSourceMat
Has some, family has some

Quilt Maker's Information

NameGroupF120
Ladies Aid
LearnedToQuiltF117
From Relative
WhenQuiltF118
Age 11-19
FavesF130
Hand and machine
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
no
essay
The country ladies aid made small quilts - then they wanted to make one for each maker - ordered fabric and gave each enough to make a top - Mrs. Effie Cates had the blocks made by hand and the signatures pencilled on - she gave the blocks to her daughter Madeline - when Madeline died her sister Rena got the blocks - one day she gave them to Fern Tolonen - Fern sewed them all together (circa 1999) they were all dirty and stained after 60 years - she machine washed it and it all came apart so she she sewed it all back together and it sat for years until her daughter Linda Frey quilted it

Quilt Description and History

description
Star signature blocks
OwnerNameF010
Signature Quilt
TopSourceF064
Unknown
SourceMatF063
Purchased new
OthSourceF063a
ordered by mail
IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
ProvenanceF058a
Passed down
DateInfoF023f
1939
LocMadeF057a
Eckville
ProvProvF057e
AB
ProvCountryF057f
Canada
DateBegunF023a
1939
DateFinishF023b
2007
ReasonsF060
Other
OtherF060a
event

Quilt Documentation

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
64 1/2"
OverallLengthF012b
68 1/2"
SizeBlockF027
16" x 16 1/2"
NumBordersF033
2
BordDescF034
top and bottom - 1 1/2"
WidthBindF047
half inch - one inch
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight

Color and Condition

PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Yellow
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DamageF016
Stains
OtherDamageF016a
stain on Lucille Greenman

Date, Layout, Pattern

DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
SubjQuiltF025
signature quilt
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Evening Star, KC star
BrackmanF011a
3585
NumBlockF026
16
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight

Sashing, Borders, Fabrics

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Broadcloth
FabPrintF037
Dotted
Floral
Paisley
Striped

. Construction, Edges, Batting

ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
Machine Applique
ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front

. Quilting, Inscriptions

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
3
NumStitchF051
4
DesignF052a
Echo
Meander/free motion
TypeInscripF019
Date
Signature
LocInscripF022
multiple locations
on block
ContInscripF020
Label - Started: Eckville Sewing Circle 1939, Piecing and Assembly completed: Fern Greenman Tolonen 2007, Quilted: Linda Tolonen Frey 2009 Embroidered on blocks:Agnes Gustavson March 30, 1939, Mary Rogers, Iva Gustavson March 30, 1939 Meryl Cates, Gladys Payne March 30, 1939, Lucille Greenman, Rena Cates,Mrs. McDonell March 30, 1939, Gerda Gustavson March 30, 1939, Mabel Lewis March 30, 1939, Madeline Cates, (in pencil) March 30, 1939, Myrtle Raabis (in pencil) March 30, 1939, Mother, Effie Cates March 30, 1939, Fern Greenman (in pencil) March 30, 1939, Belle Greenman 1939, Kattie Bromling March 30, 1939

. Image Upload

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. Project and Data Verification

InstNameF003
Alberta Quilt Discovery Project
InstInvContrNumF004
3-0284
verify
yes

. Unused Quilt Owner Fields

ProvStateF057d
Alabama (AL)
OwnerStateF086
Alabama (AL)

. Unused Quilt Maker Fields

BirthplaceStateF098b
Alabama
StateF107
Alabama (AL)

. Auto-enter fields

ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
HolderF080a
Alberta Quilt Discovery Project
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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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