The modern blocks were pieced by Scarlett Rose from reproduction fabrics. The quilt was hand quilted by Betty McFadyen of Cottonwood, CA, USA. Betty received a quilt top made by Scarlett in exchange for the quilting of this quilt.
When reproduction prints started appearing in the early 90s, I pulled out the double bed sized quilt and decided to take it completely apart so I could use the vintage blocks in a new quilt. My skills as a quiltmaker had improved greatly and I wanted to do a better job of putting together a special quilt with these old blocks.
I chose a vintage pattern, the Dogtooth Violet, for the pieced blocks that alternate with the applique blocks. I collected signatures for the pieced blocks, then carefully selected the repro prints for each block, to balance out the vintage blocks as best as I could.
I asked a friend to hand quilt this quilt for me and I traded a quilt top from my stash to her for her work.
The applique block I had to research to find out what it was called. The Vice President's block made sense to me since I'd been told that there was a family legend that says that we are related to a vice president! After much research, I discovered that the connection is very indirect. It's something like, a great great grandaunt married the uncle of a vice president. So he's not in my direct line!
This quilt has been exhibited at the 1999 Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, CA and at the 2000 Pajarro Valley Quilt Association show in Santa Cruz, Ca. The quilt was published in a "Meetin' Place" article in the April/May 2009 issue of Quilter's Newsletter magazine, which is issue #409.
Scarlett has self-published a retail pattern for this quilt that is available through her website. The original pattern was done in QuiltPro (quilt design software) many years ago and now has been redone and updated in Electric Quilt 6.
2A-Jolean Nobriga Burk (Scarlett's sister-in-law)
3A-Mrs. E. B. Toombs
Nov 20, 1998
6A-Frances E. Miley (Scarlett's husband Dan Nobriga's cousin)
1B-Yolanda D. Stracner
2B-Mrs. R. B. Ragsdale
3B-Rose Marie Straw (deceased)
4B-Bill Porterfield (Scarlett's great uncle)
6B-E. J. Parsons (Scarlett's great grand uncle)
Nov 28, 1998
1C-Mrs. J. A. Glover
2C-Mary Ross Peard
3C-Mrs. C. C. Glover (could be C. G., not sure about the initials)
4C-Don & Betty McFadyen
5C-Bessie Parsons (Scarlett's great grand aunt)
6C-Ellis E Rose (Scarlett's father)
7C-Irene Rose (Scarlett's grandmother on her father's side - the Porterfields)
2D-Billie Porterfield (Scarlett's great uncle)
Seraphina Porterfield (Scarlett's great aunt)
7D-Beula Marie Alioto
2E-Janine Greig (Laurie Short's sister-in-law)
Eden Prairie, MN
Nov 24, 1998
3E-Seraphina Porterfield (Scarlett's great aunt)
4E-Claire Low (Edy Goldsworthy's daughter-in-law)
5E-Mrs. Ida VanBeber
La Junta, Colo
2F-Mrs. E. W. Glatz
4F-Ruth Parsons (Scarlett's great grandmother Parson's cousin)
6F-Mrs. T. M. Denton
Mar 3 1940
2G-Roberta L. McLaughlin
4G-Vance E Rose (Scarlett's brother)
6G-Jane Fleury Hiler
7G-Hattie Porterfield (Scarlett's grandmother's cousin)
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