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MaFaux's Quilts

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title MaFaux's Quilts
Description Devil's Trail and the Double Wedding Ring. They were all very beautiful. The Shaded Star would start with a dark center; then the colors would gradually get lighter towards the outside of the star. MaFaux would make some of these out of silk or satin. The Devil's Trail would be almost any color, but it always had many black blocks in it. She gave each of her granddaughters one of these quilts. The Double Wedding Ring quilts were very special. MaFaux helped each of her daughters make one of these after they were married. They made these quilts when they were older so they could help quilt on them. As young girls, they thought quilting was "old ladies' work." Frank Jensen and Faith Faux were married January 6, 1921. Her Double Wedding Ring quilt was made after that. Much work was put into making the Double Wedding Ring quilt or any other quilt at that time. Around the 1920's they couldn't just go to the store and buy Dacron polyester quilt batting. First, they had to go shear the sheep for wool. Next, they washed the wool and let it dry. After it was dry. they carded it with two paddles that had nails sticking out. They carded until the wool was nice and smooth, and then formed it into a twelve-inch square about two-inches thick. They laid these squares all over the quilt lining. On top of the wool was laid the quilt top, made of tiny pieces of fabric pieced together in a beautiful design. Finally, all the "old ladies" got to quilt. Just like their mother. Mary. Faith. Ada. and Ramola were beautiful quilters. Their stitches, so small and even on the top of the quilt are just the same on the under side. The girls never did learn to sew. Fabric, at that time, was expensive and scarce to the family. MaFaux did all the sewing and wouldn't let the girls try or learn for fear of wasting the fabric. Besides sewing quilts. MaFaux would sew temple clothes for the Manti Temple. She also sewed burial clothes. There were not many clothing stores in the area, so she sewed dresses for the local ladies. She was known as the best seamstress in Sanpete County. MaFaux would never stitch on Sunday. She always said. "Every stitch you make on Sunday, you will unpick with your nose after you go to heaven." 70
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326744
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326744