1932 - 1952 Ruth Patrick's "Animal Quilt"

<< >>
Description
Ruth Jones Black Patrick (1905-1999), an artist, teacher and illustrator, began making this quilt, her first, in 1932 for her infant son. He was 20 years old when she finished it! In a 1971 newspaper interview, she is quoted thus, “. . . Edward was a little boy, I needed some sort of cover for his bed and thought I’d do something original. It was just going to be a small quilt . . . but it grew as he did—into twin bed size.” She made her own designs for her quilts, inspired by life, pictures in books, and quilt patterns of the time. Her unique quilts won ribbons at Alabama State Fairs.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1932-1952
maker
Patrick, Ruth Jones Black
place made
United States: Alabama, Montgomery
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 82 in x 54 in; 208 cm x 136 cm
ID Number
1998.0043.1
catalog number
1998.0043.01
accession number
1998.0043
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edward D. Black
subject
Children's Literature
Children
Quilting
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Family & Social Life
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Add a comment about this object