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ID Number: 1501EF0201

Current location: Delmar, Maryland
Year Acquired: 2007
How Acquired: gift

About Quilt

Year Quilt was Made: 1933
Age of Maker When Object was Made: 14
Owner’s Relationship to Maker: Granddaughter
Did the maker do the quilting? Yes
Made in: Parsonburg, Maryland, United States
Made for: Birth Made for: herself
Used for: Warmth
Previously used fabrics: No
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? No
Quiltmaker’s other quilted objects (pre-1950) not yet documented Owned by other grandchildren
Any additional stories or notes about the quilt’s history or ownership:

Quilt colors matched the quiltmaker’s bedroom

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Occupation: Farmer
Highest Education Level Completed: Elementary
Religion: Methodist
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Environment: Rural
Number of Children: 2
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Moderate
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Moderate

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

Who taught the quiltmaker how to quilt? mother
Where did she learn to quilt? home
At what age did the quilter do most of her quilt-related work? Youth
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? Unknown
Did quilter piece her own tops? Yes
Piecing Preferences: By Hand
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Unknown
Did quilter do her own quilting? Yes
Did quilter mark her own tops? Yes
Did she quilt in a group? Unknown
Did she quilt in any bees? Unknown
What season was most quilting done? Unknown
What time of day was quilting done? Unknown
Reason for quiltmaking Unknown, To use in her home
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? No
Did she teach others to quilt? No
Approximately how many quilts did she produce in her lifetime? 3 or 4
Where are they now? with other grandchildren
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? No



Type of Object Blocks or Patches, Quilt/Quilting Patterns, Finished Quilt
Does this object have a SPECIFIC VISUAL ORIENTATION, head to foot? No
If it is a quilt, is it shaped for a four poster bed? No
Is this one of a matched pair? No

More Specific Information

Overall Condition Slight Use
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 72
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 70.5
Was this made from a kit? No
Does this item have inscribed NAMES, DATES, INITIALS? No
The signers are: Owner
Embroidery thread is made of: Cotton

Quilt Top

Fabric Cotton
Fabric Style Solid
Pattern Type Pieced
Pieced Overall single motif
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Green, Yellow, Purple
Piecing Techniques Machine
Seams are pressed: Open and Flat
Width of Seam Allowance in Inches: 1/4
Are pieces pieced (seam will be visible)? Yes
Do these fabrics appear to have been used previously? No
Edges of Applique Turned under
Setting In strips
Size of blocks: 3 1/4 x 4
Number of Horizontal Blocks 16
Number of Vertical Blocks 16
Number of Diagonal Blocks 16
Is there sashing present? Yes
Sashing Appliques
Connecting blocks in sashing: Same as sashing
Does sashing appear on outer edge of block unit? Yes
Borders Yes
Multiple borders? Yes
Number of borders 3
Border width 2 1/8, 2 1/8, 2 1/8
Borders are Corner Inset

Quilting Mechanics

Techniques Hand
If by hand, what stitch? Running
Marking lines are visible? No
Quilting thread is white
Quilting thread is Cotton
Does thread color match section quilted? No
1st Measurement 4
2nd Measurement 4
3rd Measurement 5
1st Measurement Rows/Inch 1 1/2
2nd Measurement Rows/Inch 1 5/8
3rd Measurement Rows/Inch 1 3/4

Quilting Patterns

Overall Pattern Yes
What is the overall pattern? Baptist Fan


Fiber content of batting is Cotton
Is the quilting embellished No

Edges and Binding

The edge is shaped in a Straight line
The corners are inset block
The edge is Self-finished by hand, Applied by machine
If self-finished, it is Back turned to front
If applied, the binding is Straight cut fabric
If applied, the edge is Cotton – Solid
Is the applied edge fabric also found in the top of the quilt? Yes

Other Edge Treatments

Fringe No
Ruffle No
Are folded fabric points present on the edge? No

Quilt Back

Fabric Cotton – Cotton Print
Is the back all one piece of fabric? No
Is the back made from more than one piece of fabric (seams present)? Yes
How many seams are present? 3
Is the back all one style (print) of fabric? Yes
Is the back made up of more than one style (print) of fabric? No
Is it a patchwork design? No
Is back pieced of strips? 3
Width of strip #1 32
Width of strip #2 33 1/4
Width of strip #3 6
Are different strips used only to attain size? Yes


The fabric of this object’s top and bottom are of significantly different ages? No
The object has been altered No
Has the object been laundered? No
Overall condition of the object Good
Condition of the back Good
Condition of the colors Good
Are stains present? Yes
Stains are present on object Back
Estimate AGE of this object: 1930-1949
If you know the exact year the object was made, enter it here 1933
This object has unusual features? No
Pattern Pinwheel

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