S: Quilts by Ellerene Jasmin
FC: The Legacy of Ellerene Jasmin's Quilts | by Marie Jasmin
1: The quilt on the left is what I believe to be the 9 patch quilt that was given to my grandmother Janet Leroux by her grandmother Harriet Amell for her wedding in 1921. Some of the pieces were from shirting, what was good from a discarded shirt. The quilt on the right is what I believe my Great Grandma Leroux made for me.
2: This is the "Rose Double Irish Chain" and is made of broad cloth. Mom put the pieces together and Grandma, Janet Beaudette quilted it before she was married. 1952 Lee and Sheila have this quilt
3: "Beauty of the World" Great Grandma Leroux gave my mother this quilt as a wedding present in 1953. Mom later made a similar quilt and gave it to Louis and Christine.
4: Lee's baby quilt Amanda's baby quilt
5: This was Mom's first attempt at quilting. I, Marie Jasmin, put the pieces together with fabric from the store and the white fabric was from my Dad's work shirts. The pattern is called "The Bow Tie". 1979
6: "Double Irish Chain" with quilted hearts Made lovingly for me in 1980
7: "Pebbles in a pond" 1981 The gold material was Dad's work shirts.
8: "Log Cabin" Single size 1982
9: "Dresden Plate" 1982 This is an all cotton quilt. Lee and Sheila have this quilt.
10: "Dresden Plate" 1983 | Given to Lee and Sheila.
11: "Tulip Quilt" 1985
12: This quilt is white with red hearts in the corners and a wreath in the center. 1986 Louis and Christine have this quilt.
13: "Dutch Rose" 1988 Lee and Sheila have this quilt.
14: "Dresden Plate" Given to Louis and Christine
15: Amanda has this quilt. It matches with the quilt Laura has. Handmade in 1990
16: "Crazy Cats" Mom made this for me for Christmas in 1991 | This has always been one of my favorites.
17: "Snow Ball" 1991 Mom's stitching was very even and perfect. She was able to stitch very intricate designs.
18: This is Laura's quilt Handmade in 1992 | This quilt is called the Snowball. The blue is stitched with basket quilting
19: "House on the Hill" 1993 | Every house seems different because of the different fabrics she used. No fabrics ever went to waste. She found a use for every piece.
20: "Around the twist" 1993
21: This is Andrew's quilt Handmade in 1994 | Multi colored 9 patch with small blue print and a plain blue lining
22: This is Amanda's quilt Handmade in 1996 It is called the Snowball
23: This is Kevin's quilt. Handmade in 1996 | These triangles were made from many different pieces of clothing
24: Quilted for Louis and Christine 1997
25: This quilt was made with many remnants of clothing that Ellerene sewed. Every scrap was used...no waste!! | This is Laura's quilt Handmade in 2000
26: This was my first attempt at making a quilt. I put the pieces together and actually did the quilting. The doll bed was given to my mother and her sister Lillian by Aunt Josie when they were little girls. When I was a young adult, I refurbished the doll bed that my grandmother had saved in her attic for many years. Sheila now has the bed which is used by Goldilocks and the 3 bears.
27: Mom made many pillows and enjoyed trying out new ways of crafting them. These are the pillows that were given to Lee and Sheila.
28: These are the pillows that I have.
29: Mom made these dolls and gave them to Sheila | Mom made these bears for Sheila | Sheila has the cantaloupe Mom made in cross stitch | Sheila has this piece of needlework
30: Mom's Instructions for the Care of the Quilts Quilts can be washed on a delicate cycle using a mild soap such as Zero or Ivory Snow. DO NOT use detergent as it will fade the fabric. It must be rinsed well as soap residue will cause a quilt to yellow. Authorities say quilts should not be spun dry or dried in the dryer. They should be drip dried in the shade as the sun will also fade them. Experts claim appliqued quilts should be dry cleaned. Most of my quilts are made from 100% cotton. The quilts should not be stored in plastic. A pillow case is ideal for storing them in. Occasionally fold them differently so as not to set a permanent crease.
31: Ellerene Jasmin 1925-2009