This just in: Silent Film Star Made Quilts!
Marion Davies was a silent film star. Some of you may have heard that she had a long love affair with William Randolph Hearst. Mostly I know of her because I've seen documentaries or features that explored the
house mansion Hearst had built for her:
Apparently it was a favorite location for parties with the Hollywood elite. You can read about her life on Wikipedia so I won't go into that.
But did you know that Marion Davies Quilted? I didn't either until I stumbled upon this newspaper article:
This was the best I could do with the photographs. The top one shows a Colonial Lady to the right. The above photo shows a wedding scene in the center and to the right is a scenic quilt with Sunbonnets.
The quilts were shown in 1941. The border on the wedding quilt has embroidered figures and I know that some of those are kewpies. At the top and the bottom (upside down) in the center is this Kewpie: