Emma was also a
contemporary of Florence Peto and you can read a little about Emma and her friendship with Florence in the book
A Passion for
Quilts The Story of Florence Peto
The Quilt Index now
has downloadable copies of the Quilter’s Journal. In the Summer 1981 issue
Joyce Gross wrote the story of Emma Andres.
Quilters Newsletter Magazine April 1984 also has a very nice article about Emma. I even know several people who met her and went to Prescott to visit her.
One quilt titled Lady at the Spinning Wheel (AKA Silhouetter) was purchased
by Joyce Gross sometime in the early 1980’s. That quilt is now in the Joyce Gross Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.
am dreaming Lady at the Spinning Wheel might someday be returned to Arizona.
Most of Emma quilts are in the care of Mark & Jill Tetreau. Janet Carruth has been doing some intense research for the last
several months. Emma kept wonderful scrapbooks. Those who attended the Arizona
Regional Quilt Study Day, March 24, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona were most fortunate
to see Emma's quilts. They are amazing. So hoping Janet will continue her research and
write a book about Emma Andres.
This quilt is owned by Joanna Rose and was in the exhibit March 2011 in New York City. I have no info on the above quilt, but many have seen Emma Andres quilt so it most likely came after seeing Emma's quilt.
Emma Andres made her quilt and entered it in the 1933 Sears Century of Progress in Chicago.
Emma's is thought to be an original design. Made with 3500 red and white squares and won a merit award in 1933 at the Chicago World's Fair.
Janet Carruth recently discovered this fascinating coincidence while doing extensive research on Emma Andres 1902-1988 of Prescott Arizona. I recently found THIS wonderful article on Emma Andres on the Quilt Index.