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.

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.