Herbert Hoover's quote "prosperity is just around the corner," inspired this wonderful humorous quilt created by Fannie B. Shaw between 1930-1932.  It is 72" x 86" and is hand appliqued, pieced, and quilted.

In her Prosperity Quilt, she has her applique figures depicting women, businessmen, baseball players, a farmer, a cowboy, and more peeking around the corner expectantly. Mrs. Shaw even included herself in her hallmark apron.  She used a variation of the attic windows pattern and quilted footprints in the sashing to show movement and the search for jobs.  This quilt sent a powerful message that spoke for the whole nation.

Around the Corner 1 - 99 pieces non-rotating

Around the Corner 2 - 99 pieces rotating



For this week's quilt puzzle, we are using a quilt by our featured guest, Jo Morton, who is known for vintage inspired quilts.  You can get a peek at this quilt by watching the slideshow; click here to peek.

Liberty Star Sampler 1 - 100 pieces non-rotating

Liberty Star Sampler 2 - 100 pieces rotating




This wonderful hawaiian quilt was created by Hannah Ku'umililani (Hannah Cummings Baker) in 1938.  Hannah is a major figure in the history of Hawaiian quilt-making having begun quilting in the 1920s and continuing through the 1970s.  She was teacher and kept the Hawaiian tradition alive by passing on her knowledge to hundreds of women throughout the islands.  More importantly she collected and designed hundreds of patterns.

Hannah made her designs accessible to the public and encouraged other Hawaiian quilt-makers to share as well, thereby preserving what might have been lost.  

This quilt, Pikake Lei and Tuberose is a break from tradition in that it is a light pattern on a darker, blue/green, background.  It is 86" x 86", made from cotton, hand appliqued and quilted with a machine-stitched edging.

Pikake Lei 1 - 90 Pieces, Non-Rotating

Pikake Lei 2 - 90 Pieces, Rotating



Hannah Hayes Headlee created this quilt betwen 1935-1940.  The quilter is unknown.  Hannah was considered the artist in the family as she made numerous applique quilts and also taught watercolor and china painting in Topeka, Kansas.  She supported herself through her artistic endeavors and married three times. Miss Headlee is remembered as the first women in town to have a bicycle in 1914.  Hannah rarely entered contests because she felt her quilts might be copied and she wanted to remain an "original."  It sounds like she truly was.

Garland 1 - 90 pieces non-rotating

Garland 2 - 90 pieces rotating



Just to change it up a bit, this week we are offering a puzzle with a quilt by Ronda Beyer, our featured guest in Episode 807- Shhh!!! A Prize-winning Quilter Shares Some Secrets.  The quilt is Gypsy Rosalie and it recently won Best Wall Quilt at the 2011 AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Lancaster.  Congratulations Ronda.

Gypsy 1 - 90 pieces - non-rotating

Gypsy 2 - 90 pieces - rotating




This is one of the few quilts in the top 100 made by a man.  It was made by Carl Klenicke in 1900 as a wedding gift for his daughter.  Carl was a tailor and he most likely made the quilt from elegant dress fabric scraps from his shop.  It even includes fabric made from women's veils.  It is thought that the two horses in the center of the quilt represent Carl's home country, Germany.  It is also believed that many of the motifs in the quilt had special meaning to, Laura, Carl's daughter.  It is 72" x 60."

Wedding Quilt 1 - 90 pieces - non-rotating

Wedding Quilt 2 - 90 pieces - rotating



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