: Lois K. Ide (1920-2010) made this vest from an antique cotton quilt that dates from 1900 to 1920. Ide purchased the antique quilt for $5.00 at a local auction around 1981 and proceeded to make five vests from it, of which this is one. The others she gave as gifts. The quilt originally belonged to a farm lady whose son sold her quilts against her wishes. The quilt maker is unknown. Lois was a native Ohioan and resident of Bucyrus, who began sewing at the early age of four. She learned appliqué and patchwork from her mother and embroidery from her aunt. After years of mastering her craft, she became a master quilter and an internationally known teacher with students worldwide. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3698_6643367_007 Subjects
: Ohio Women; Quilts; Places
: Bucyrus (Ohio); Crawford County (Ohio)