Monday, July 26, 2010
Clarke Co. Fair - Part 7
This quilt is a Bear Paw variation also made by Colleen. It was entered in the Clarke Co. Fair as a quilt top and received a blue ribbon. After it was machine quilted by Sharon W. it was entered in the 2009 Iowa State Fair and recieved a blue ribbon.
A popular pattern used in antique quilts is the Dresden Plate. This quilt was made by Lillian Snow from the Humboldt Iowa area who was a friend of Colleen's grandmother. During the depression, Lillian earned extra money for her family by making and selling quilts. Colleen said her mother remembered Lillian bartering with her mother for quilts. This is in wonderful condition for an antique quilt.