Linda Moreno de Wellman


  Geneva, Florida, United States    

Florida Quilt Project

Linda Moreno de Wellman, quiltmaker
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?


When was the quiltmaker born?


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

Ethnic background/tribal affiliation:


Educational background:

BA in Education

Religious affiliation:


Occupation (if retired, former occupation):

Retired school teacher

Where was the quiltmaker born?

Monterrey, N.L., , Mexico

Where did the quiltmaker grow up?


Quiltmaker's maiden name:


Father's Name:

Moreno, Jacinto

Father's birthplace:

San Pedro, G.G. Monterrey, Mexico

Father's ethnic/tribal background:


Mother's Name:

Gonzalez, Alicia

Mother's birthplace:

Marin, N.L., Mexico

Mother's ethnic/tribal background:


Spouse's/Spouses' name(s):

Wellman, Charles

Spouse's/Spouses' ethnic/tribal background:


Spouse's/Spouses' occupation:

Retired professor

Number of children:


Number of female children:


Number of male children:


How did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?


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?


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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