Edith and Thomas Gentry

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Edith and Thomas Gentry


Artist; Occupational; Quilt; Brand


Profile of artist Edith Gentry and her husband Thomas

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Birth Date

Edith: 1915
Thomas: 1905



Death Date

Edith: Unknown
Thomas: 1996


Edith: Quilter
Thomas: Rancher and Quilter

Biographical Text

In 1981 Edith Gentry made a quilt celebrating her husband Tom's retirement from cowboying. The quilt, which featured the brands of ninety men of the Dry Gulch Cattle Association, became famous through several published articles. Today, more than forty quilts later, she still receives calls to make custom brand quilts for ranchers from throughout the country.
Gentry, who was born in England, emigrated to California and homesteaded the Uintah Basin before electricity, learned to quilt as a frontier bride from her mother-in-law. For fifteen years she and Tom worked together, he cutting, measuring and basting on the brands and she sewing them on and quilting. Though still actively making a variety of quilts, in 1996 Edith retired the Dry Gulch brand quilt in honor of her late husband, Tom.



“Edith and Thomas Gentry,” Utah Folk Arts, accessed April 18, 2024, https://utahfolkarts.omeka.net/items/show/220.

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