Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Emma Andres Lady at the Spinning Wheel Quilt

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. 

Emma's quilt was purchased by Joyce Gross and is now in the Joyce Gross Collection at The University of Texas at Austin.


  1. That is really an amazing quilt. I love that!

  2. Thank you for the information - great post.
    I'm going back again and using the links - it's a treat to see these collections online when we can't always get there is person.