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Green Fritz, Lura Vivan
Snowball/Drunkard’s Path Variation Quilt Snowball/Drunkard’s Path Variation Quilt
1930s 1930s

This is one of three quilts in the Heritage Quilt Collection stitched by members of the Green family from Oak Leaf, Ontario. A resourceful quilter of the 1930s, Lura Green Fritz saved the cardstock that separated shredded wheat to make her patterns. The two neutrals in her quilt may also indicate thrift, the use of whatever cotton that was on hand for the ‘background.’ She called this pattern ‘Snowball’ and had probably copied it from a popular ladies periodical, like many Canadian quilters at the time. The frayed edges become part of the quilt’s history and do not detract from its pleasing overall red-and-white design. One square in the lower left runs contrary to the others’perhaps a ‘humility block,’ a sign of purposeful imperfection.

 
Green Fritz, Lura Vivan
Oakleaf ON 1898-Oakleaf ON 1966 Oakleaf ON 1898-Oakleaf ON 1966
Snowball/Drunkard’s Path Variation Quilt Snowball/Drunkard’s Path Variation Quilt
1930s 1930s
cotton cotton
186.5 x 171.0 cm
Paul Fritz Arts '61, 2015 Paul Fritz Arts '61, 2015
Q15-001.01

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