Quilt by Grandma Enfield,
Kansas, early 20th century
Jeanne Poore brought this embroidered quilt
of wool samples to class the other day.
From Grandma Enfield
Jeanne's great-grandmother gave it to a daughter in 1927. The red
thread on the black is still visible.
It's very much like the typical embroidered quilt of wool suiting samples, but
the rectangles are smaller and the embroidery is fascinating.
She embroidered on every other block---things she had around the house
like a bag? or a bib? and an apron.
The border is on three sides.
She was a farmer so there are many animals
although this doesn't look like a domestic cat.
The elusive Kansas wildcat perhaps.
Here's a tiny snake peeking out.
She included many quilt patterns which she stitched in filled embroidery.
Here: True Lover's Knot or Rose Dream
Duck's Foot in the Mud or Bear's Paw
We enjoyed looking at it and telling Jeanne how lucky she was to have it.