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.
I was very honored to be able to see the quilt in person at the Briscoe Center for American History
thanks to Lynn Bell, Associate Director for Material Culture. What was really of interest to me was being able to see the back of the quilt. It did not disappoint, Emma without exception.