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Linda Moreno de Wellman

Quiltmaker

  Geneva, Florida, United States    

Linda Moreno de Wellman, quiltmaker
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My aunt Olivia sat at the entrance of their general store piecing squares of bright color fabrics. As a child in Mexico I loved to see her creations. I knew someday I would also piece bright-colored fabrics.

Was the maker a woman, man or a group?

Female

When was the quiltmaker born?

2/17/1947

If the quiltmaker was married, what was the wedding date.

Ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Mexican

Educational background:

BA in Education

Religious affiliation:

Catholic

Occupation (if retired, former occupation):

Retired school teacher

Where was the quiltmaker born?

Monterrey, N.L., , Mexico

Where did the quiltmaker grow up?

Urban

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Moreno

Father's Name:

Moreno, Jacinto

Father's birthplace:

San Pedro, G.G. Monterrey, Mexico

Father's ethnic/tribal background:

Mexican

Mother's Name:

Gonzalez, Alicia

Mother's birthplace:

Marin, N.L., Mexico

Mother's ethnic/tribal background:

Mexican

Spouse's/Spouses' name(s):

Wellman, Charles

Spouse's/Spouses' ethnic/tribal background:

American

Spouse's/Spouses' occupation:

Retired professor

Number of children:

4

Number of female children:

2

Number of male children:

2

How did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Self-Taught

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Age 20-29

Why does/did the quiltmaker quilt:

Gifts, Necessity

Name of quilting group(s):

Las Magnolias Sewing Club (founder of Club)

Location of group:

Geneva, FL

Specialized activities/events of the quilting group:

Breakfast followed by sharing, doing, teaching of sewing projects.

Estimate the number of quilts made by this maker:

5-20 quilts

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts?

no

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

only informally

Describe the quiltmaker’s unique or favorite materials, patterns, quilting techniques, etc.:

Favorite material is 100% cotton fabrics. The patterns if any, are changed to fit the my artistic sensitivity.

Describe any unique traditions, quilting related customs, beliefs, songs, or rhymes used by the quiltmaker:

I had an aunt, Olivia, in the little town where we spent our summers, Villa de Santiago. My aunt would sit at the door of their general store piecing scraps, squares of brilliant color fabric. As a child in Mexico I loved to see her creations. I knew someday I would also piece bright-colored fabrics.

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

My inspiration comes often from Mexican art & crafts and also from memories of an aunt who liked to piece bright colored squares of material. I love to see her handiwork when I was a child in Mexico.

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