: Lois K. Ide (1920-2010) made this quilt block twice, one for the White House and one for herself. First Lady Hillary Clinton and her staff chose Lois to make Ohio’s block for the tree skirt of the Blue Room Christmas tree in 1993. Each state and territory provided one block for their state. Lois created an original design and did all the work by hand. She chose a cardinal image and had a local company transfer it onto cloth for appliquéing. The carnation is rouched and red beads mark Ohio communities with a heart for the capital Columbus. The quilt measures 56 cm x 56 cm (22 in x 22 in). 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.
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: Ohio Women; Quilts; Ohio state symbols Places
: Bucyrus (Ohio); Crawford County (Ohio); Washington (D.C.)