Audio files of oral histories provided by quiltmakers are also featured here, offering a richer understanding of the utility and symbolism of quilts throughout the state’s past.
This unit of the Tennessee Virtual Archive celebrates this most “everyday” of Tennessee creations: the homemade quilt.
I also used my 1930’s block pattern to create the simple jacket.
Here is the pattern that I created for the dress: While I did do some minor tweaking to the waist line, in addition to a gather, I was very pleased with the final product! I just now realized that the one sleeve is all wonky in this picture….sigh!!
"A Memento of Our Old Matron: The House of Industry Signature Quilt." In Blanket Statements, Quarterly News Publication of the American Quilt Study Group, Issue 115, Spring 2014.
🙂 I am soooo in love with the color, the softness of the fabric, and the delicate way it hangs off the dress form!
The images displayed here, drawn from a variety of collections at TSLA, portray both quilts themselves and Tennessee quilters engaging in their craft.
The squares are 1 1/2" and sewn together with tiny stitching neatly done.
I do believe it was used as a doll quilt even though it is not quilted. I cracked open two of my books on dating fabrics to help me get a sense of its age.
Feel free to enlist the aid of the civilian coordinator or any of the other civilians in our unit when shopping for or considering the purchase of items to be used in camp. Ladies of ill repute wore lots of rouge and lipstick. No one will see your toe nails, so they are exempt. Cell phones or cameras We all have these modern conveniences, but please keep them hidden.
Some purchases can be quite expensive though suitable substitutions can often be found. If you must use your phone step inside your tent or walk away from the camp.