Recently on a trip to the family farm in Ohioby me and a trip to Missouri by my dad, I also receied some of her tools she used for crocheting and tatting. There were even some unfinished projects with thread/yarn still attached. Kind of eerie but great to know she even had some UFO's!!! I hope to one day to get these all framed in dedication to her.
As best that I can tell all her quilts were hand pieced and quilted. If anyone knows the official name of this star quilt I would appreciate knowing.
tThis purple, green and yellow appliqued quilt is my favourite. I love tulips and she must have too! It is too bad there are a few stains on this one, but it was well used over the years.
Stay tuned for more of her work in further post. that is all I could get photographed outside before the rain stared.! Genevieve's family came from Europe (but haven't been able to pin point either Netherlands or France). The family homesteaded near Marysville, KS. Later she and her husband moved to Missouri and then to Ohio to be with their only son, my grandfather.
Update Oct 11/09: The star quilt is called Seven Stars and the floral one is Noon Day Lily with a ribbon border both patterns publised by Ruby Short McKim from Kansas. She often published them in the Kansas City Star newspaper