Roosevelt Rose


Quilt Index Record: 4F-88-12C

Administrative Fields

InstProjNameF003a
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association, Texas Quilt Search
InstNameF003
Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
InstInvContrNumF004
tqs_0074

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quilt owner
Relative of quiltmaker
Other
SourceOtherF006a
This quilt was reviewed and documented during the Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association's Texas Quilt Search, 1983-1985, and/or during the second phase of the Texas Quilt Search, 1986-1989; Karey Bresenhan served as quilt historian.
DateDataF006b
1986-1989
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQmakerF007a
Quilted or tied the top
IfQownerF007b
Inherited
Other
IfOtherF007d
The present owner of this quilt is the wife of the quiltmaker's grandson. She and members of a quilting group are responsible for quilting this piece.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OwnerNameF010
Roosevelt Rose
OverallWidthF12a
86 in.
OverallLengthF012b
88 in.
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Black
Blue or Navy
Green
Pink
Red
Yellow
QuiltSpecColorF014a
Nile Green
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
Bright or primary colors
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
DateBegunF023a
quilt appliqued in 1939-1949
DateFinishF023b
quilted in 1975
FamDateF023c
1939-1940
OtherExDateF023d
1939
OtherDateF023e
Karey Bresenhan

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Medallion or framed center
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
wide quilted area on all sides

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Sateen
Other
FabPrintF037
Floral
Multiple scrap
Print
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
black cotton sateen; bias fold tape used for stems and vining that creates central medallion
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
ConstrucF038d
Dimensional applique
Yo-yo
EmbellTechF038f
Yes
UniqueF038h
Yo-Yos and puffs used for flowers
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton or polyester blend
ColorBackingF040b
Yellow
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout
Solid/plain

Quilt binding

ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
black
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Outline
DesignF052b
Feathering
Floral
Other
DesignF052d
Black sateen is heavily quilted with elaborate design of feathers and stars; each piece in the floral wreath is outline quilted

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
The Roosevelt Rose Quilt was designed by Ruth E. Finley, author of Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women Who Made Them; this design was presented in Good Housekeeping in January 1934 as a pattern available for purchase. The pattern was named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This pattern was usually made using black sateen, as is this one. The dark sateen serves as a perfect setting for the multi-colored, dimensional flowers, some of which are done in floral prints. There is an additional floral motif within the center appliqued medallion frame.

Quiltmaker identification

MakerGroupNameF097
Thursday Quilters, Abilene, Texas
QuiltTopF054
Pennington, Annie McGlasson
QuiltedByF055
Cockerell, Kay

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Abilene
ProvCountyF057b
Taylor
ProvStateF057d
Texas (TX)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
ProvenanceF058a
Kay Cockerell, who quilted the Roosevelt Rose quilt with the Thursday Quilters, is the wife of the quiltmaker's grandson. His mother gave the couple this quilt to finish.
QuiltHistF059
The quiltmaker made this quilt in 1939-40, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. According to the family, the quiltmaker's husband was a life-long Democrat (the family called him a "brass collar Democrat") and a strong supporter of the President. Nearly forty years separate the making of the top and the quilting of the finished quilt. In 1976 it was quilted by the wife of the quiltmaker's grandson and five of her quilting friends, the Thursday Quilters, who met every week for a quilting bee.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Art or personal expression
QDesignF060b
Bedding, special occasion
PresUseF062
Bedding, special occasion
Keepsake/memento

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Sewing scraps
OthSourceF063a
black sateen probably pruchased new
TopSourceF064
Commercial/Published source: Magazine
OthTopSourceF064a
Ruth Finley pattern in Good Housekeeping magazine, January 1934.
CommSourceF064b
Good Housekeeping Needlework Department
PattSourceF065
Commercial pattern

Exhibition history of quilt

ExhibitListF067a
“Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1936-1986,” Annual International Quilt Festival, November, 1990, Houston, Texas.

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Edward and Kay Cockerell
OwnerStateF086
Texas (TX)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
SourceInfoF088b
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association's Texas Quilt Search Archives
DateObtainedF088c
1986-1989

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
Bresenhan, Karoline Patterson and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes, Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, Vol. II, 1936-1986 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990), p. 48-49.

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
McGlasson, Annie
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
07/21/1889
MarriageF099b
12/28/1909
DeathF100
1964
EthnicF101
Scotch - Irish
EdBkgdF102
attended Baylor University
RelAffF103
Baptist
OccupationF104
homemaker; worked with husband at Abilene Retail Merchants' Association
BirthplaceCityF098a
Troy
BirthplaceStateF098b
Texas
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
EnviroF104c
Rural

Quiltmaker Family history

SpouseF113
Pennington, Clarence Roy
OccupationF115
owned Abilene Retail Merchants' Association
NoChildF116
2
NoFemF116a
1
NoMaleF116b
1

Quiltmaker personal quilting history

WhyQuiltF119
Gifts
Pleasure

Quiltmakers Membership in quilting group

NameGroupF120
Thursday Quilters
LocGroupF121
Abilene, Texas

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

AddNotesF132
She did beautiful knitting.

Other source materials available for quiltmaker

OtherSourceMat
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association’s Texas Quilt Search Archives

Image Information

InvenNumF075
tqs_0074.jpg
ImageConF075a
whole quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
positive/transparency
DateF079
1988
CE
photocredit079a1
Sharon Risedorph
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Assistant Director Winedale
CreditLineF080b
Winedale
CopyRestF080c
Winedale P.O. Box 11 Round Top, TX 78954 (979) 278-3530

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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
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Quilt Index
Resource Type
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24
2007
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