: Lois K. Ide’s (1920-2010) Thimble Anthology is one of her masterpieces and one of her earliest creations. Completed in 1982, it has won various awards, appeared in several publications and been displayed at various art museums and cultural institutions. Working with all white cotton fabrics and threads, she used the designs of 18 antique thimbles for her appliqué, embroidery, and quilting. Twelve thimble design squares have stuffed hexagon shapes across the top representing the dimples of the thimbles while the bottom bands of the thimbles are worked in dimensional appliqué including birds, cupids, grapes, diamonds, flowers, castles, butterflies and hearts. A Stitch in Time Saves Nine is worked in fine chain stitch embroidery in one middle block. The quilt measures 195cm x 231cm (77inches x 91 inches). 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_6643405_029 Subjects
: Ohio Women; Quilts; Places
: Bucyrus (Ohio); Crawford County (Ohio)