: Lois K. Ide (1920-2010) undertook the challenge of making the A. Lincoln quilt with a pattern she and her husband had created on a computer. Using the English paper piecing method of basting fabric over paper templates and then sewing the pieces together by hand, Lois was able to get the subtle skin tones and facial expression of Lincoln. The quilt has 4,200 little 5/8 (2cm) squares of cotton fabrics ranging from plain dark brown to light flesh tones. The log cabin-square border refers to Lincoln’s origins. Lois placed one of her favorite Lincoln quotes on the back label. The quilt measures 159cm x 197cm (61 inches x 78 inches). Lois made the top between 1984-1989 and due to a hand injury, Anita Shackelford, also from Bucyrus, quilted it. 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_6643400_026 Subjects
: Ohio Women; Quilts; Places
: Bucyrus (Ohio); Crawford County (Ohio)