Sometimes quilters have strong competitive sense. Do you know how many quilts you've made in your lifetime? I sure don't; I just like making them. A valid question about these men would be: do these articles reflect the quilter and or does it reflect the writer?
1908: "No woman can do more exquisite or more durable work than he can."
I couldn't find anything on Mr. Johnson's invention nor could I find any photos of his quilts. I sure would like to know what he invented!
In 1915, the gauntlet was thrown:
Again, no images of his quilts. But today I looked him up to see what further I could find on him (as I had with Johnson). It seems my initial gut reaction was correct when I filed these articles under Y for "yucky":
So this intrigued me. I thought I'd like to see this quilt...until I read the last paragraph:
Have a safe and happy day!