Dr. Jeannette Franc Dean Throckmorton - Modernistic Star, date inscribed 1943
from the collection of Joyce Gross, Petaluma, California, USA

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Although "Dr. Jeannette," as she was known to her family and friends, is best known for elaborate applique quilts, she made many pieced quilts and quilts from kits. She chose this pattern from an Aunt Martha's Prize Winning Designs pattern booklet. She annotated her books and booklet profusely. Beside this pattern, she had written "Made one. Attractive."

She was a bright student who wanted to go to college, but in return (according to family tradition) her father extracted from her the promise to attend medical school, never marry, and join her father in medical practice. In 1907 she graduated from medical school and joined her father in his practice, where she remained until deafness became too much of a problem. Her marriage did not take place until after her father's death. Her husband died shortly after the wedding.

Four of her quilts are pictured in the 1966 Chicago Art Institute catalog.

(This is a very small quilt)