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Hyde, Celia Pardu. Louisiana Rose. 1933. From Merikay Waldvogel Legacy Project, Merikay Waldvogel Legacy Project; Sears Quilt Contest 1933 Chicago World's Fair. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=33-29-86. Accessed: 10/26/20

QUILT INDEX RECORD

33-29-86

DESCRIPTION OF QUILT: Paragraph length description of the object.

This quilt "Louisiana Rose" by Celia Pardue Hyde of Crowley Louisiana won second prize in the Dallas regional contest and was shown at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair after the national round judging. Although this quilt did not receive one of the top national prizes, it received extensive publicity through national newspaper accounts. It was also chosen by Sears to be included in a book of the prize winning patterns.

ESSAY: Essay about this quilt or image object.

The 1933 Sears National Quilt Contest was announced in January 1933 with a deadline of May 15, 1933. Over 24,000 quilts were entered at local Sears stores or sent to one of 10 regional mail order houses. Quilts were judged at each site with the top three winners moving onto the next round. Finally just 30 quilts reached the final judging held at the Sears Pavilion on the 1933 Chicago World's Fair site.

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Merikay Waldvogel Legacy Project

Who documented this quilt?

Merikay Waldvogel Legacy Project; Sears Quilt Contest 1933 Chicago World's Fair

CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS: Enter the main control number for this item you are entering. For a museum, this will probably be your acquisition number. It may be the number given to the quilt by the state or county project.

024

AUTHOR/INTERVIEWEE: The person who brought the quilt for documentation is the source. Enter his/her name here.

Quilt owner

DATE OF DATA COLLECTION: Enter the date the state or county documentation form was filled out (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

1985 and 1994

RELATIONSHIP OF SOURCE PERSON TO QUILT: Choose the best description of the relationship of the source to the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Quilt owner

IF SOURCE PERSON IS QUILT MAKER: If the source is the quilt maker, choose the parts of the quiltmaking process that best describe the quilt maker's work. Use ctrl + click to choose more

Other

IF SOURCE PERSON IS QUILT OWNER: If the source is the owner, choose how they came to own the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Inherited

SOURCE PERSON'S PARTICIPATION IN DESIGN OF THE QUILT: If the source helped design the quilt, choose the best description of their input. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Other

INTERVIEWER

Brackman (1985)

LOCATION OF DATA COLLECTION

Waldvogel Collection

TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Finished quilt

QUILT'S TITLE, IF IT HAS ONE: Enter the name given to the quilt by the maker. Many quilts have no title, but contemporary quilters often give a name to their quilts. If the quilt has no title, leave this field blank.

Louisiana Rose

OVERALL WIDTH: Enter how wide the quilt is. Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)

81 inches

OVERALL LENGTH: Enter how long the quilt is. Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).

84 inches

PREDOMINANT COLOR(S): CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cream, Green, Pink

OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.

Light or pastel colors

CONTENT OF INSCRIPTION: Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings. If you are unsure of a letter or name, place a (?) to indicate uncertainty.

1933 CHP

DATE OF INSCRIPTION: Enter the date found on the quilt. If there is more than one date, enter others in field 20 (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965)

1933

METHOD OF INSCRIPTION: Choose the method used to inscribe the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Embroidery, Other

OTHER METHOD OF INSCRIPTION: If you chose Other, please describe the method used to inscribe the quilt.

Applique

LOCATION OF INSCRIPTION: Enter where the inscription was found on the quilt.

other

OTHER LOCATION OF INSCRIPTION: If you chose Other, please describe where the inscription was found.

Bottom left corner

TIME PERIOD: Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made. The date does not have to appear on the quilt to enter it in this field. This can be your best guess based on family stories or your own knowledge of quilts.

1930-1949

DATE BEGUN: Enter the date the quilt was started (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). Leave blank if you don't know.

1933

DATE FINISHED: Enter the date the quilt was finished (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). Leave blank if you don't know.

1933

FAMILY/OWNER'S DATE FOR QUILT: If there are family stories that indicate a date when the quilt was made, enter that date (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

1933

LAYOUT FORMAT: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.

Block pattern

FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

FABRIC TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fabric that are used to make the quilt top.

Sateen

FABRIC PATTERNS, STYLES, MOTIFS, OR PRINT CATEGORIES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Solid/plain

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: APPLIQUE TECHNIQUES: Choose the applique method used to construct the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no applique appears on the quilt.

Hand Applique

QUILTING TECHNIQUES USED: Choose the technique that best describes the way the quilt layers are held together. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Hand quilting

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: MOTIFS/OVERALL PATTERNS: Choose the overall quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Outline

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: DECORATIVE PATTERNS: Choose the decorative quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if none of the designs appear on the quilt.

Feathering, Floral

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: BACKGROUND FILL PATTERNS: Choose the background quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if none of the designs appear on the quilt.

Grid/crosshatch

ANY OTHER FEATURES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S APPEARANCE, MATERIALS OR CONSTRUCTION: Describe anything about the physical appearance of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

The meandering vine and bud border adds sophistication to the quilt layout. The three bands in shades of pink used for the border is an unusual touch which not only frames the quilt, but also echoes the colors of the floral medallions in the center of the quilt. The quilting is exceptional with tiny stitches and dense quilting. It is not surprising that it won Second Place in the Dallas Region.

QUILT TOP MADE BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who made the quilt top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space. Put the name in quotes to preserve the formatting, ex: "Last name, First name" will ingest as Last name, First name.

Hyde, Celia Pardue

QUILTED BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who quilted the top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Hyde, Celia Pardue

CITY: Enter the name of the city where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

Crowley

STATE: Enter the name of the state where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

Louisiana (LA)

COUNTRY: Enter the name of the country where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

United States

HOW WAS QUILT ACQUIRED BY OWNER: Choose the best description for how the owner acquired the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if you don't know how the owner acquired the quilt.

Inheritance

OCCASION, DATE, PERSON INHERITED FROM, ETC: If the quilt was inherited, enter any information you know about the inheritance. Skip the question if the quilt was not passed on through a family.

Quiltmaker to her niece, Marjorie Malone. At Marjorie Malone's death in 2010, the quilt descended to her daughter, Boofie Beakey.

ANY ADDITIONAL STORIES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S OWNERSHIP OR HISTORY: Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

Marjorie Malone loved her aunt and loved owning this quilt. Along with her daughter, Boofie, she attended a number of the museum sites when her quilt travelled with the Patchwork Souvenirs exhibit.

QUILTMAKER'S REASONS FOR MAKING THE QUILT: If the quilt was made for a specific purpose, choose the reason from the list. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Challenge or Contest entry

QUILT IS PRESENTLY USED AS: Choose how the quilt is being used by the present owner. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Bedding, special occasion

SOURCE OF QUILT'S MATERIALS: Choose how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Purchased new

QUILT TOP PATTERN SOURCE: Choose where the quilt maker found the pattern for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Original to maker

QUILTING DESIGN PATTERN SOURCE: Choose where the quilt maker found the pattern for the quilting design used in this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Original to maker

ANY ADDITIONAL NOTES OR STORIES ABOUT THE QUILT'S DESIGN OR MATERIALS SOURCE: Describe anything about the design of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

The quilt design was included in the Sears Quilt Pattern Booklet sold after the contest's conclusion. Although the block is similar to a Rose of Sharon design, it is her own design which she named after her home state of Louisiana.

EXHIBITIONS (LIST ALL): List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed including: Title, Location, Dates, Venue of Exhibit and Catalog Title or publications, if applicable. Use this field for all information.

The exhibition of 30 quilts entitled “Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World’s Fair” was curated by Merikay Waldvogel and Barbara Brackman. The Knoxville Museum of Art and Smith-Kramer, Inc. coordinated the travelling exhibition to the following sites: Jan 7-Feb 7, 1994 Palm Beach, FL (The Society of the Four Arts); Mar 20-July 17, 1994 Lexington, MA (Museum of Our National Heritage); Aug 7–Sep 25, 1994 Midland, MI (Midland Center for the Arts); Oct 16–Dec 4, 1994 Logan, KS (Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum; Dec 18, 1994–Apr 23, 1995 Chicago, IL (Chicago Cultural Center); May 10-Jul 2, 1995 Grosse Pointe Shores, MI (Edsel and Eleanor Ford House); Jul 23-Sep 10, 1995 Los Angeles, CA (Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum); Oct 1-Nov 19, 1995 Janesville, WI (Rock County Historical Society); Dec 10, 1995-Jan 28, 1996 Neenah, WI (Bergstrom-Mahler Museum); Feb 18-Apr 8, 1996 Lexington, KY (University of Kentucky Art Museum); May 3-July 24, 1996 Knoxville, TN (Knoxville Museum of Art). Exhibited also in Special Exhibit: "1933 Chicago World's Fair Quilts" in conjunction with The International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois held in Rosemont, Illinois, October 30-November 2, 2003. This quilt was featured on pg 8 in the commemorative catalogue: The Quintessential Quilt edited by Karey Bresenhan.

CONTESTS ENTERED (LIST ALL): List contest entered including: Contest Name, Location, Dates, Awards or Prizes, and Contest Catalog or Publications, if applicable. Use this field for all contests.

Sears National Quilt Contest, 1933 Chicago World's Fair

OWNERSHIP OF THIS QUILT IS: Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection.

Private

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

United States

OTHER RELATED ITEMS SUCH AS IMAGE, ORAL HISTORY, OR EPHEMERA: Use this box to list other materials that exist about this quilt. This may include oral history, articles, additional photos or publications, etc.

Photograph of Celia Pardue Hyde is on pg 46 Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair. Quiltmaker's personal history (typed one page.)

QUILTMAKER'S MAIDEN NAME: Enter the maiden name of the quilt maker.

Pardue

GENDER: Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s). Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Female

BIRTH DATE: Enter the birth date of the quilt maker (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

03/14/1881

DEATH DATE, IF APPLICABLE: Enter the date of death of the quilt maker (if applicable, as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

03/1/1972

IN WHICH KIND OF ENVIRONMENT DID THE QUILTMAKER GROW UP: Choose the kind of environment the quilt maker(s) are from. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Rural

STATE: Enter the state where the quilt maker lives/lived.

Louisiana (LA)

COUNTRY: Enter the country where the quilt maker lives/lived.

United States

WHY DOES/DID THE QUILTMAKER QUILT: Choose the best explanation(s) for why the quilt maker makes quilts. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Pleasure

AVAILABLE SOURCES FOR QUILTMAKER: List other source materials about this quiltmaker such as photos, oral histories, book or newspaper publications, fame for some other reason or event.

Nancy Cabot newspaper column in Chicago Tribune: "the Southland Offers Quilt of Fine Symmetry, Rich Colors." [undated clipping--estimated date 1934). "Sears Century of Progress in Quilt Making" -- see pattern Louisiana Rose, p 19 (undated--Estimated date 1934). Merikay Waldvogel and Barbara Brackman. Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair (Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1993), pg 45-46. Commemorative Catalogue for 2003 International Quilt Festival/Chicago Illinois - “The Quintessential Quilt” edited by Karey Bresenhan, (Houston, TX: 2003, 8).

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF QUILTS MADE BY THIS QUILTER: Choose the number that approximates how many quilts the quilt maker has made.

1-5 quilts

ANY OTHER STORIES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILTMAKER: Enter any information about the quilt maker not already entered in a previous field.

Cecelia Pardue (Celia) was born March 14, 1881 near Downsville, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. She graduated from Downsville High School and later from Louisiana State Normal College, which is now Northwestern Louisiana University, in 1903. She taught in a number of public schools in Louisiana for many years, the last one being in Crowley. In 1917 she entered and graduated from Tyler Commercial College in Higher Accounting and Secretarial work. She was employed as secretary to the State Home Demonstration Agent of the State of Texas at Texas A&M University. In December 1918 she married Dr. Wendel Hyde and moved back to Crowley, Louisiana where she lived until 1969, moving to Welsh, Louisiana to live with her niece. Mrs. Hyde's hobbies, from early childhood, were all phases of needlework, embroideries, tatting, crocheting, quilt and quilting. In the early 1950s her at long last desiere to paint, both in oil and water color were realized. She had no special training in this field. Being a lover of nature and a very close observer, especially of flowers and birds, these were her favorite subjects for sketching and painting. She was always interested in the social, business and political activities of Crowley as well as the State of Louisiana. Mrs. Hyde died March 11, 1972, three days before her 91st birthday in Welsh, Louisiana. Provided by Marjorie Malone (niece) in 1985.

PHOTO CREDIT: Credit for photographer.

Gary Heatherly

ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.

Restricted

FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.

Merikay Waldvogel

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