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Sunflower Illusion; Sunflower Illusion; Milady's fan variation - Aunt Martha

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

44-45-86

When was the form filled out?

3-19-2017

Host organization location:

ABQSS Shepard Hall

Owner's Information:

Private

Owner's Name:

Drake, Brenda

Address (city):

Calgary

Owner's Address (province):

Alberta

Owner's Address (country):

Canada

Quilt Maker's Name (maker of the top):

Drake, Brenda

Maiden Name:

Drake

Ethnicity:

North American

Occupation:

Piano Teacher, Draftsperson

Gender:

Female

Quilt maker's date of birth:

1961

Place of birth, city:

Edmonton

Place of birth, province:

Alberta

Place of birth, country:

Canada

Highest education level completed:

University

Where has the quilt maker lived; locations with dates:

Edmonton AB 1961-62 Dawson Creek BC 1962-66 Edmonton AB 1966-72 Calgary AB 1972 - present

Quiltmaker's city:

Calgary

Quiltmaker's province:

Alberta

Quiltmaker's country:

Canada

Father's name:

Drake, Edward

Birth Place, father:

Ottawa Ontario

Mother's name:

Dimmer, Doreen

Birth Place, mother:

Vancouver British Columbia

Ethnic/Tribal background, father:

North American

Ethnic/Tribal background, mother:

Irish

Estimated number of quilts made:

5-20 quilts

Where are the quilts?

Extended care home with dad (1), rest are with the owner

Details about the group (group name):

with friends

Where and from whom did the maker learn about quilting?

From Class; From Friend; Self-Taught

When did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

Age 30-39

Construction preference, Hand quilting is done with:

By machine

Does/did the quilt maker sell quilts?

no

Does/did the quilt maker teach?

no

Describe any special stories, or other interesting things about the quilt or its maker:

1. 101st Grey Cup Quilt - bought some fabrics in Regina where I servedpancakes in -28 weather. 2. As I made it, I thought of it as my favourite hike: even though it was hard, the unfolding beauty kept me going until it was finished 3. 2nd Quilt I ever finished

Brief Description of Quilt:

Paper Pieced - Sunflowers

Designer:

Neimeyer, Judy

Quilt Design Title:

Sunflower Illusion

Quilt and/or pattern name used by family:

Sunflower Illusion

Source of fabric:

Purchased new

Describe the source(s) of the quilt's materials:

Shops in Calgary AB and Regin SK

Owner's relationship to quilt maker (if any):

Quilt owner

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

Made it

Date Made:

2015

Place Made (city):

Calgary

Place Made (province):

Alberta

Place Made (country):

Canada

Date Begun:

c.2014

Date completed:

c.2015

Reason quilt was made:

Personal enjoyment

Quilt was originally designed to be used as:

Bedding, daily use

Who quilted this quilt?

Sproule, Berny

Has this quilt been exhibited, displayed?

Heritage Park 2015

Type of quilt object:

Finished quilt

Quilt width (cm or in):

86

Quilt length (cm or in):

95.5

Block width x length:

9.75

Number of Border/Frames:

2

Border/frames width:

2.5;6.25

Binding width:

less than a half inch

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

Predominate colours:

Black; Blue or Navy; Orange; Yellow

Overall condition:

Excellent/like new

Time period:

2000-2025

Subject of quilt:

Sunflower

Layout format:

Block pattern

Block pattern name, alternate common name:

Milady's fan variation - Aunt Martha

Brackman # or other source & #:

3340

One Patch; Sampler; Block Shape:

Squares

Number of quilt blocks; 1/2 blocks; 1/4 blocks:

56

Block orientation:

Straight

Fiber types used in quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric weave:

Broadcloth

Printing and dying techniques:

Batik

Piecing technique:

Foundation Piecing; Machine Piecing

Edge finish:

Separate binding applied; Hand sewn; Machine sewn

Describe the binding:

Mitered, Double fold

Material used for batting:

Wool

Quilting:

Machine quilting

Quilting (other):

Long Arm

Quilting patterns (other):

Edge to edge panto

Method for Inscriptions on quilt top and Quilt label or inscription on back:

Attached label; Computer generated

Describe the method used to inscribe the quilt:

Sunflower Illusions 98x96 Made by Brenda Drake Machine Quilted by Bernie Sproule Pattern by Judy Neimeyer 2015 Calgary Alberta

Quilt back color:

Blue; Orange; White

Quilt back fibre type:

Cotton

Quilt back weave:

Plain

Quilt back description:

Back art/design on quilt back; Different fabrics; Machine sewn

Who photographed this quilt?

Murray, Katherine

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Royal Alberta Museum Archives; Alberta Quilt Study Society

Who documented this quilt?

Alberta Quilt Discovery Project

Alberta Quilt Discovery Project Number:

3-0528

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Alberta Quilt Discovery Project

Cite this Quilt

Drake, Brend. Sunflower Illusion. c.2015. From Royal Alberta Museum Archives; Alberta Quilt Study Society, Alberta Quilt Discovery Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=44-45-86. Accessed: 08/07/22