Eula May Bagwell Jones, 1902-1903
Wake County, North Carolina
North Carolina Museum of History
Eula May's lone star quilt is one of the North Carolina quilts featured in the current exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History, which is up in Raleigh until March of 2020.https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/exhibits/quiltspeak
Chintz panel quilt attributed to Ann Eliza Shipp Bynum,
One of the chintz panels trimmed & appliqued in the quilt above.
Heavenly Vision by Margaret Eller Maxwell (1867-1957)
Elizabeth Jennie Roach Witherington & Lydia Chapman Roach
Typical North Carolina fabrics from the end of the 19th century in an atypical Mariner's Compass based on 5 divisions.
Regional pattern: Cotton Boll or(Anthemion)
The graphics are clever with the stitched words
Laurel Horton wrote the catalog foreward summarizing the theme:
"QuiltSpeak rides the wave of some 40 years of quilt scholarship---not the old competitive status-conscious model of scholarship that largely excluded women and their work. Instead, this is scholarship as designed by women, based on women's cultural values...."
Jennifer at Curlicue Creations saw the show and posted some photos:
The QuiltSpeak catalog is available for $20 at the museum's shop:
And if you are planning to take a road trip you might consider going at the end of September when the curators plan a bed-turning format to show some quilts they couldn't exhibit due to condition issues. Buy your ticket soon.
September 28, 2019: Bed Turning: Diana Bell-Kite, Curator of Cultural History & Paige Myers, Textile Conservator, will show you unusual and fragile quilts from the museum collection not in the display. Register here: