Friday, November 2, 2018

Emma Andres Eighth Quilt Doll Nine Patch

Nine Patch Doll Quilt
c. 1933

Emma's notes say she got the idea from a quilt some tribe of Indians had made for Mrs. Fortner.
Hand pieced and hand quilted.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Emma Andres Seventh Quilt Baby Flower Garden

Emma's 7th Quilt
Baby Flower Garden

Emma's Baby Flower Garden has 1500 pieces. Fabric from Emma other quilts and plain colors.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Emma Andres Sixth Quilt Rainbow Quilt

Rainbow Quilt
McKim Studio
Ready Cut $4.00

Emma made her sixth quilt  in 1932. The first quilt she quilted on her new "whoops".  She added a green border.  Sent the quilt to her sister Alice for a raffle. Whereabouts unknown.

Note-- this original page was not in Emma's scrapbook when I purchased the collection.  I found the original in the archives of Joyce Gross in the Briscoe Center. Joyce befriended Emma in the latter years of Emma's life.  Emma sent several of her scrapbooks to Joyce.  Joyce wrote about Emma in her  Quilters' Journal, Summer 1981

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Emma Andres Fifth Quilt Lady at the Spinning Wheel

Emma's 5th Quilt
Lady at the Spinning Wheel

Emma's most famous quilt inspired by a cross stitch design. Her first original quilt. 

 Emma's hand drawn design

Purchased by Joyce Gross in 1982 for $250. The quilt is now in the Briscoe Center for American Study, University of Texas-Austin.  

Emma entered this quilt in the 1933 Sears Century of Progress Quilt Contest and received a Merit Award.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Emma Andres Fourth Quilt Fan

Emma's 4th Quilt
Fan 1932

Emma's 4th quilt was a Pink and Green Fan. She quilted it on her lap using a double thickness of Mountain Mist sheet wadding. She gave this to Ed for a Wedding present. Wonder if the Ed was her brother Edward?  I am guessing the darker background is green and the lighter pink.  With the print in the fans blades.

Emma Andres Dresden Plate Quilt

Emma’s Dresden Plate quilt

Emma says really made it before Wild Rose.  She labeled it 3a.

Mrs Pryor Andrews gave me the pieces all sewed for border and blocks.
I put them on unbleached muslin and quilted it on my lap.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Emma Andres Third Quilt Wild Rose

Emma’s 3rd Quilt

Wild Rose 1932

Whereabouts unknown. Might be somewhere in Virginia. Be on the lookout.  Emma’s entry in her scrapbook for her 3rd quilt is from the March 1932 Woman’s World Magazine. Scrapbook notes say gave to Betty (Billy) Newell, July 27, 1974.  Mrs Marcas daughter from VA.

 Wild Rose

Emma says, “Where the picture shows embroidery, I cut applique pieces instead.  Used yellow centers out of yo-yo’s.  Quilted on my lap mostly at store.”

A note on the scrapbook page from a later date, “Gave to Billy Newell, July 27, 1974.  Mrs Mauas daughter from VA.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Emma Andres Second Quilt Flower Garden

Flower Garden 1931

Emma's 2nd quilt as told in her scrapbook. 
Emma’s notes in her scrapbook say “quilted on my lap”. Emma spent many hours working in the family cigar store.  

My first patchwork quilt with over 3500 pieces.  Never bought a piece of the figured goods.  There are 169 blocks all different. 

Friends giving me pieces.

Mrs. Andrews (Prior)   Prescott Arizona
Mrs. Crume
Mrs. Scopel, she helped sew some piece together
Mrs. J L Crooks
Dr. Tolle
Mrs. Grubb
Mrs. Petit
Mrs. Pfeister
Mrs. Wedge (Long)
Chas Lynch
Geneviene Engelhart

A later enter in the scrapbook says-- "Hanging 20th August, 1982.  Took Charles Pratt’s Calvary down and gave to Marcia Spark".