Description: Photograph of Clinton League member Mrs. Alexander McCall posed with heirloom quilts made by her mother. This image was included in a "Memory Book" compiled by Mrs. H. V. Cottrell, historian for the Clinton League (sometimes called the Clinton Welfare League) from 1938-1943. The book shows the development of the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, and records the history of the League. The Clinton League was a women's group founded in 1912 to promote child welfare and later general welfare in Columbus, but which was based in and primarily focused on the area of Clintonville. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: P285_MB1_207 Subjects: Clintonville (Ohio); Clinton League; Women--Charities; Quilts; Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: Original description reads: "Federal Art Project. Artist working on designs of old quilts at Dayton Art Institute, Nov. 24, 1936."
The Federal Art Project (FAP) was the visual arts arm of the Great Depression-era Works Progress Administration. On April 8, 1935, the United States Congress passed the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, which was hoped would allow Americans to cope with the Great Depression. Creation of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was the most important accomplishment of this Act. This government office hired unemployed Americans to work on various government projects. During its existence, the WPA constructed more than 600,000 miles of roads and built or repaired more than 124,000 bridges, 125,000 public buildings, 8,000 parks, and 850 airport runways. The WPA also included programs to support education and the arts, providing employment opportunities for out of work educators and artists of all varieties. Although the United States Congress reduced funding for the program in 1939, the WPA remained in operation until June 30, 1943. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B12F09_015_001 Subjects: Quilts--Ohio--Dayton; Artists--Ohio--Dayton; Federal Art Project; United States. Works Progress Administration Places: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)
Description: This cotton victory quilt was made by America Hatfield McCoy and her sister-in-law, Rhoda McCoy, in Kentucky. The background of the quilt is white with stitched five-point stars and circles. There are four large blue blocks applied to each corner with a large five-point appliqued white star in each one. The upper left star has the stitched words "DEVIL ANSE/Cpt. Anderson/HATFIELD/Logan Wildats [sic]/1863." The upper right star is stitched "Pvt Harmon McCoy/UNION ARMY / 1863." The lower left-hand star has the embroidered words "PVT / Woodrow McCoy/SON OF / America Hatfield McCoy/'43." The lower right-hand star is stitched "Pvt/CHARLES D. HATFIELD/SON OF/Toland McCoy Hatfield/1943."
A long rectangular-shaped blue box is applied in the center with two white boxes with blue five-point stars and a large white V applied to the piece. The V is embroidered with the names "Melissy Hatfield/Rhoda McCoy." The white boxes have the names "Asa McCoy" and "Willie Hatfield" stitched in them. These embroidered names were originally written in pencil by Rhonda McCoy and then women of both families stitched in the names of their kinsmen. There are two red stripes on either side of the rectangle that run the length of the quilt. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL05976 Subjects: Cultural Ohio--Art and Artists; Textiles; Quilts; Patriotic quilts; Hatfield-McCoy Feud; United States--History--World War, 1939-1945; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Places: Kentucky
Description: Lois K. Ide (1920-2010) hand appliquéd and hand quilted this quilt, which she titled The Monkey and the Leopard, after an Jacquard coverlet whose pattern was also known by that name. She used antique red and indigo cottons to recreate the coverlet and used extensive embroidery throughout, including the star details. She used the old technique of rouching to work the butterflies and flowers. The quilt measures 155 cm x 140 cm (61inches x 55 inches). The quilt, completed in 1986-1987, was published in the book titled Great American Quilts, 1991. The coverlet, which she purchased, was thought to be woven in Ohio sometime between 1830 and 1849. It has a centerfield of stars and butterflies and borders of grapes and monkeys and leopards. The fable of the Monkey and the Leopard, written by the French writer, LaFontaine, in the mid-1600s is believed to be the inspiration for the coverlet weaver. 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. Image ID: Om3698_6643357_001 Subjects: Ohio Women; Quilts; Places: Bucyrus (Ohio); Crawford County (Ohio)
Description: This history of this comforter is unknown. Utilitarian quilts like this one are important for documentation of bedcovers for everyday use. The pieced fabrics are wool in solid colors of tan, brown and black. The pattern has been called "Hit or Miss" or "Brick Wall." It is tied to the front with purple cotton thread. The filler is cotton. The back is gray. The size is 203cm x 127cm (80 x 50 inches). View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om3470_6643233_001 Subjects: Daily Life; Ohio Women; Quilts
Description: There is no record of who made this quilt but the initials "D.K.H." are embroidered on it. It is thought to have been made for the 1910 Amish wedding of Deliah Kempf and Abner Helmuth in Holmes County, Ohio. The quilt is pieced in a double four-patch pattern using solid colors of brown, brown-red, blue, gold and tan wool. The blocks are placed on point with alternating plain blocks. The back is tan cotton. The quilting is done in a diamond grid through the center and in a quadruple cable in the one border. The binding is blue. This quilt has the typical dark plain colors preferred by the Amish. The donor purchased this quilt from their daughter. The size of the quilt is 185cm x 154cm (73 x 61 inches). View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om3472_6643241_001 Subjects: Daily Life; Ohio Women; Quilts; Amish; Amish Quilts
Description: 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. Image ID: Om3698_6643367_007 Subjects: Ohio Women; Quilts; Places: Bucyrus (Ohio); Crawford County (Ohio)
Lois K. Ide Pineapple Swirls and Blossoms QuiltSave
Description: Lois K. Ide (1920-2010) made this wall hanging which she titled Pineapple Swirls and Blossoms in 1989 for a quilt challenge. Gathering of Quilters Guild titled their guild challenge Throw Me a Curve and Ide won first place. The pineapple blocks, a strip-pieced pattern built around a diagonal half-square center block, is worked in cotton fabrics of pink and green. Ide machine pieced, hand quilted and hand embroidered this little quilt that measures 74cm x 74cm (29 inches x 29 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. Image ID: Om3698_6643390_020 Subjects: Ohio Women; Quilts; Places: Bucyrus (Ohio); Crawford County (Ohio)
Description: The history of this quilt is unknown but its style and construction give clues to its age and purpose. Its importance comes not only from its exquisite workmanship of quilting but it is also an example of adaptive re-use of garments. This quilt was originally a quilted petticoat that would have been worn under a skirt. At the time the petticoat was made, the overskirt was often fashioned to reveal the petticoat. Later the petticoat side seams were undone and the pieces resewn to each other at the hem line. In looking at the piece the waistline seems to be at the top and bottom of the quilt. The quilting pattern has concentric circles throughout the upper portion and fantastic animals of artistic creation, deer, lions, birds/chicken and flowers and vines in the bottom portion. The top is a solid tan (grayish-green) wool fabric and the back has wool fabrics in three different blue and natural stripes, later patched with solid tan wool. The light brown binding is only on the two sides; the top and bottom have no binding (formerly the waist), but one piece has a soft wool strip attached. The batting is wool. Quilting is done in parallel lines throughout. The size is 120cm x 172cm (47 x 67 ½ inches). View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om3517_6643269_001 Subjects: Ohio Women; Daily Life; Quilts
Description: The history of this quilt is unknown. The comforter is made of hand-woven red, blue, and green striped wool fabric. The front and the back are of the same fabric. It is tied with cream thread. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om3471_6643237_001 Subjects: Daily Life; Ohio Women; Quilts
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