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

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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: 09/17/21

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

Address (province)

Alberta

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 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

City where quilt maker lived

Calgary

Province where quilt maker lived

Alberta

Country where quilt maker lived. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

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 id the maker learn about quilting Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

From Class; From Friend; Self-Taught

When did the quilt maker learn to quilt Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

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 Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

Purchased new

Source of fabric (other)

Shops in Calgary AB and Regin SK

Owner's relationship to quilt maker (if any)

Quilt owner

How the Quilt was acquired

Made it

Date Made

2015

Place Made (city)

Calgary

Place Made (province)

Alberta

Place Made (country)

Canada

Date Begun (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965)

c.2014

Date completed (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965)

c.2015

Reason quilt was made Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

Personal enjoyment

Quilt was originally designed to be used as Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

Bedding, daily use

Who quilted this quilt 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.

Sproule, Berny

Has this quilt been exhibited, displayed

Heritage Park 2015

Type of quilt object

Finished quilt

Quilt width Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)

86

Quilt length Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches)

95.5

Block width Block length One Patch width One Patch length

9.75

Number of Border/Frames

2

Border/frames width Medallion (from Page 4) Border (from Page 4)

2.5;6.25

Binding width (list)

less than a half inch

Batting loft

Medium (3/16

Shape of edge-choose one

Straight

Shape of corners-choose one

Straight

Predominate colours-check all that apply Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Black; Blue or Navy; Orange; Yellow

Overall condition

Excellent/like new

Date of quilt-choose one

2000-2025

Subject of quilt

Sunflower

Layout format

Block pattern

Block pattern name Alternate common name

Milady's fan variation - Aunt Martha

Brackman # Other source &#

3340

One Patch Sampler Block Shape

Squares

Number of quilt blocks if applicable 1/2 blocks 1/4 blocks

56

Block orientation

Straight

Fiber types used in quilt top Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

Cotton

Fabric weave Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

Broadcloth

Printing and dying techniques Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

Batik

Piecing technique Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

Foundation Piecing; Machine Piecing

Edge finish Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

Separate binding applied; Hand sewn; Machine sewn

Edge finish (other)

Mitered, Double fold

Material used for batting only if known

Wool

Quilting Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

Machine quilting

Quilting (other)

Long Arm

Quilting patterns (other)

Edge to edge panto

Inscriptions on quilt top Quilt label or inscription on back (page 7) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

Attached label; Computer generated

Inscriptions on quilt top Quilt label or inscription on back (page 7) Other

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

Quilt back color Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

Blue; Orange; White

Quilt back fibre type Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

Cotton

Quilt back weave

Plain

Quilt back description Use ctrl + click to choose more than one

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

Who photographed the quilt

Murray, Katherine

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Royal Alberta Museum Archives; Alberta Quilt Study Society

Name of the documentation project who collected this information.

Alberta Quilt Discovery Project

Object #

3-0528

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