El Dorado Arts Council wanted to commemorate and honor the Fausels by creating a connection between our barn quilt and the family. The beautiful crocheted lace runner, owned by Oveta and known as the Fausel Family Lace, was the inspiration for the quilt square design.
Built in 1862, The Fausel House provided a home for three generations of the Fausel Family. Among them was Oveta Mari who was born in the house in 1915. The only daughter among five boys, Oveta had a fondness for crochet and embroidery which she handed down to her daughters.
Artist Jane Harris was commissioned to create the square. She chose to paint the lacy pattern by hand in order to preserve the feeling of the crocheted runner.
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