Tressie Parson - October 30, 1882, Perry Township, Clinton Co, IN Gene Young - May 28, 1855, spouse Mary Shirley, Perry Township, Clinton Co, IN Many are buried in Plainview Cemetery, Clinton Co, IN. Trip Around The World - 1900 - 66" x 74" Entirely hand pieced and quilted in 1-1/2" diagonals 8 even stitches per inch,.
Return to Top Grandmother's Flower Garden - 1939 76"x76" This quilt was made by Nellie Mae Brock Connor Hildebrand (Judi’s paternal grandmother) for the wedding of Cecil and Stella Connor (Judi’s Uncle and Aunt) in Portland, OR in 1939.
It is composed of 1” hexagon pieces of the bubblegum pink and Nile green fabrics of the ‘30’s era.
In order for it to be finished, it was necessary to trim the edges to make the corners meet which left bits of the discarded embroidery still intact. Woolen Mill produced the first bolt of worsted goods west of the Mississippi in November 1896.
The pieces were then appliqued to leftover bits of the wool suiting and fashioned into an 8 inch articulated teddy bear. The original seamstress probably worked or a relative did at the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill in Salem Oregon and used 5" x 7" rectangle sales samples as the background for the embroidery. The embroidered crazy stitching joining the blocks is exquisite and is executed in wool yarn and pearl cotton and cotton floss.
Return to Top Nine Patch - 1860s-1890s - 60" x 80" A double pink print and yellow calico set the mood for these on-point 6-inch blocks with excellent interior brown scrap-basket prints. Both her father and husband were named Harold plus the names of Lorena for her mother and Zetta for the bride.
It is entirely hand-pieced and well-quilted at 8-9 tiny stitches per inch per side. The husband Harold was killed in WWI and they had no children so the quilt was given back to Lorena's friend who then passed on to her daughter.The damage is not paramount but this was preserved as a testament to a master needle worker's wanting to create something of beauty with exquisite skills and using wool scraps to do so.Quilt restoration/completion and teddy bear finished by Judi Fibush, Rocklin, CA, 2015.It is just a great old quilt with pretty colors and the double pink fabric is different than most with light and dark blossom “bouquets” set on a mottled pink ground. SIGNATURE DATED QUILT – 1800s - 1930 40” X 59” 13" Sq PILLOW This delightful and exquisite small 12 block quilt and 2 block pillow has embroidery excellence bar none.There are even two stump work stars in two of the 40 blocks in the quilt.Family still lives in Walla Walla and are/were musicians and teachers. 2 places where mouse holes had been - reconstructed with period fabrics. Its elegant fabrics and strong graphics distinguish this graphic beauty made of silks and velvets. Log Cabin-Streak of Lightning – 1890-1905-2007 - 64” x 74” Josephine Arland of Washington state made this quilt mostly from silks plus some taffetas, brocades and velvet fabrics from the late 1800’s.