Answered: It is Marie Webster's "Wreath of Roses" that appears on the cover of her book, Marie Webster's Garden of Quilts. by Rosalind Webster Perry and Marty Frolli. The pattern is on page 67. Thanks to Cynthia Collier for providing that information!
Thanks also to Marga Andresen-Gransow, one of my Facebook friends, who first identified the pattern, ca. 1925, pictured in the book, Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Applique, page 54.
Thanks also to Nancy Losure of my own quilt guild who TWICE told me the night of the program that it looked like a Marie Webster design. Did I listen? NOOOOOOOO. I spent two days researching Rose of Sharon and Whig Rose patterns. (I did have fun researching, though!).
See other updates in blue print below.
Last Tuesday night, a week ago, Gordon and I were in Tupelo, MS, giving our program on the History of Quilting with heavy emphasis on Historic Mississippi Quilts. The Gun Tree Quilters were the host organization, and there were members present from the Needlechasers Quilt Guild from Iuka, the Piecemakers Quilt Guild from Starkville, MS, and the Golden Triangle Quilt Guild, also from Starkville.
This beautiful quilt was brought for Show-and-Tell by Karen Asbury, who is a member of the Gum Tree Quilters in Tupelo.
"I inherited quilt
squares handed down from my grandmother," Karen said. "I wanted to know how to put them
together. I have done many sewing projects over the years and quilting is my
The needle turn applique is beautifully done!
The border is a large scallop, bound small and tight. Beautiful!
One area where the fabric has begun to fray, Karen covered with a piece of netting. She was asking for advice about applying such netting over a damaged part of a vintage quilt.
I think I would have shaped the netting in a circle larger than the flower and not let the stitches show over the green leaves, BUT, there may have been damage on the green stems and leaves that I did not notice that she was also covering with the netting.
What would you advise for stopping damage in a vintage quilt without altering the actual quilt?
I'm still learning about taking close or macro pictures with our new camera, and yes, I have much to learn. The quilting stitches were small and so even. Just lovely!
Can you help identify this pattern? It is either a pansy or an English Rose design. I'm leaning toward an English rose or summer rose flower represented by the pattern.
It has been identified as Marie Webster's Wreath of Roses pattern. See update at beginning of post.
What approximate date would you put on this quilt? From the pastels, I'm leaning toward the late 1920's? What do you think?
Update: Karen said the quilt was left to her by Angie Poland who died in 2009 at the age of 93. Mrs. Poland did not know who made the quilt, and she was originally from New Jersey, but moved often with her Army husband, so the quilt could have come from anywhere. Is it not a shame the quilt was not identified with maker, date, etc?
I will be sharing more photos of other exciting vintage and antique quilts from that program, so stay tuned!