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28-30-123

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Florida Quilt Project; Sunshine State Quilters Association

Who documented this quilt?

Florida Quilt Project

Florida Quilt Project Number:

SSQA WP-76

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

If you are a relative of the quiltmaker, how are you related? The quiltmaker is my:

Grandmother

When was the form filled out?

03-11-2011

If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?

Inherited

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Grandmothers Flower Garden

Owner's name for quilt:

Julia Jewlies

Brackman # or other source & #:

160

How wide is the quilt?

65"

How long is the quilt?

80"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy; Cream; Green; Red; Yellow

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Fair/worn

Damage:

Disintegration of fabric; Fading; Quilting thread broken or ties missing; Tears or holes; Uneven batting

Time period:

1930-1949

Describe the quilt's layout:

One patch or allover

Subject of the quilt:

Grandmothers flower garden

Number of quilt blocks:

46

Size of quilt blocks:

8 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Other

Describe the quilt setting:

garden path

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

1

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Same block throughout

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric types used to make the quilt top:

Feedsack

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Checked; Dotted; Feedsack; Floral; Geometric; Multiple scrap; Paisley; Plaid; Print; Solid/plain; Striped

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Can you feel or see paper on the quilt that was used as a construction aid?

no

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

Cream

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

2

Width of pieces on the back:

25" x 39 1/2"

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout; Solid/plain

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

Fabric structure of the binding:

Plain weave

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front

What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?

half inch - one inch

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How thick is the quilt?

Medium (3/16?)

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

white

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

5

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

2

Width between quilting lines:

1 1/2"

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

In-the-ditch

Quilt top made by:

Speer, Julia Patterson

Quilted by:

Speer, Julia Patterson & her quilting Bee

Other people who worked on this quilt:

Southern, Jessie

Where the quilt was made, city:

Stigler

Where the quilt was made, county:

haskell

Where the quilt was made, state:

Oklahoma (OK)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Inherited from Julia M. Speer 1988

Why was the quilt made?

Other

Details about why the quilt was made:

bedding for grandchild

The quilt was made to be used for:

Bedding, daily use

Quilt is presently used as:

Keepsake/memento

Where did the maker get their materials?

Sewing scraps

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Edie Jones

Quilt owner's city:

Lutz

Quilt owner's county:

Pasco

Quilt owner's state:

Florida (FL)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Julia Patterson

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

08-03-1903

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Cass or Stigler

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Oklahoma

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

06-08-1988

Quiltmaker's occupation:

homemaker

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Rural

Quiltmaker's county:

Haskell

Quiltmaker's city:

Stigler

Quiltmaker's state:

Oklahoma (OK)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Gurley Patterson

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

born 12-24-1881 died 12-20-1996

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Lois

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' occupation:

Rancher

Number of children:

7

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

2

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

5

How did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

From Relative

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Under 10 years of age

Why does the quiltmaker quilt?

Necessity

Other notes on how the quiltmaker learned, and how and why they quilt:

relax and for kids/grandkids inheritance

Estimated number of quilts made by this quiltmaker:

more than 50

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts?

no

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

no

Describe any favorite patterns, tools, etc. used by the quiltmaker:

only informally to me

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

Done by hand - cottton, polyester for warmh and durability

Artist statement or biography of quiltmaker or quilt group:

When the weather turned cool there were quilting parties around 4-6 women.

Cite this Quilt

Speer, Julia Patterso. Grandmothers Flower Garden. 1930-1949. From Florida Quilt Project, Florida Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=28-30-123. Accessed: 04/20/24