Emma Panel Multi
Emma, born in 1865 in eastern Iowa, began a lifetime of sewing at 14 making clothing for herself, her brothers and later for her own familyâ€”at some time developing a love for quilting. She made many utilitarian quilts and also made beautiful blocks and quilts, delighting in using the latest published patterns. Upon her death, her granddaughters divided finished quilts along with hundreds of Bear Paw, Dresden, and Grandmotherâ€™s Flower Garden blocks to make many generational quilts. This collection, named after Sherriâ€™s grandmotherâ€™s maternal grandmother and inspired in part by some of the fabrics in Emmaâ€™s quilts, presents a nod to the inspirational past with a fresh presentation of the prints and patterns.