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ID Number: 1501EF0301

Quilt Title: Anne Orr Patchwork

Current location: Easton, Maryland
Year Acquired: 1990
How Acquired: inherited

About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Anne Orr Patchwork

Year Quilt was Made: 1940
Age of Maker When Object was Made: 33
Owner’s Relationship to Maker: Daughter
Did the maker do the quilting? No
Person who quilted the object: Unknown
Made in: Bethlehem, Maryland, United States
Made for: Birth Made for: Quiltmaker
Used for: Warmth
Previously used fabrics: No
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? No
Any additional stories or notes about the quilt’s history or ownership:

This was the only quilt my mother ever made. It was made during the pregnancy with her first child.

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Occupation: Housewife
Highest Education Level Completed: High School
Environment: Rural
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Poor
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Moderate

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

At what age did the quilter do most of her quilt-related work? Middle Age
Where did the quilter get her fabrics? Kit
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? No
Did quilter piece her own tops? Unknown
Piecing Preferences: By Hand
Where did quilter get her piecing designs? Kit
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Unknown
Did quilter do her own quilting? Unknown
Where did quilter get her quilt designs? Kit
Did quilter mark her own tops? Unknown
Did she quilt in a group? Unknown
Did she quilt in any bees? Unknown
Quilting done by Hand
What season was most quilting done? Unknown
What time of day was quilting done? Unknown
Reason for quiltmaking Pleasure
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? 1
Where are they now? With her daughter
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? No
Is there any other interesting information to share about the quiltmaker?

Quilt is signed/embroidered signature on back. embroidered 3933 squares on front



Type of Object Blocks or Patches, Quilt/Quilting Patterns, Finished Quilt
Does this object have a SPECIFIC VISUAL ORIENTATION, head to foot? Yes
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 Worn
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 98
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 86.5
Was this made from a kit? No
Does this item have inscribed NAMES, DATES, INITIALS? Yes
Inscribed Names, Dates, Initials

Made 1940 Marion Marvel Wheedleton 3,933 squares

Did each signer make their own block? No
The signers are: Maker(s)
Names/dates/details are inscribed by: Embroidery
Embroidery thread is made of: Cotton
Where inscribed? Back

Quilt Top

Fabric Cotton
Fabric Style Solid
Pattern Type Pieced, One Template Patchwork
Pieced Block repeated
Paper present? Yes
Background Color White
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Pink, Green, Blue
Embroidery Thread Made of: Cotton
Piecing Techniques Both
Seams are pressed: To One Side
Width of Seam Allowance in Inches: 1/4
Are pieces pieced (seam will be visible)? No
Do these fabrics appear to have been used previously? No
Edges of Applique n/a
Setting Straight
Size of blocks: 14 x 19
Number of Horizontal Blocks 4
Is there sashing present? Yes
Sashing Width 6.25 + 1
Sashing Pieced, Design Name
Connecting blocks in sashing: Pieced, Describe:
Does sashing appear on outer edge of block unit? Yes
Borders Yes
Multiple borders? Yes
Number of borders 1
Border width 2, 3, 3.75, 5
Number of Plain Borders 4
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 5
3rd Measurement 5
1st Measurement Rows/Inch 1 1/8
2nd Measurement Rows/Inch 1 1/4
3rd Measurement Rows/Inch 1 1/2

Quilting Patterns

Overall Pattern No
Main Blocks Diagonal
Sashing Diagonal
Inner Border Diagonal
Middle Border Diagonal, Curved on Corners
Outer Border Diagonal, Curved Lines on Corners


Fiber content of batting is Unknown
Is the quilting embellished No
How inserted? Sandwiched

Edges and Binding

The edge is shaped in a Scallop
The corners are Cut-Curved
The edge is Applied by machine
If applied, the binding is Commercial bias tape
If applied, the edge is Cotton – Solid
Color Blue
Width (Just what is visible from the top) 1/4
Is the applied edge fabric also found in the top of the quilt? No

Other Edge Treatments

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

Quilt Back

Fabric Cotton – Solid
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? 4
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? No
Color of back Off White
Are different strips used only to attain size? No


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? Yes
Overall condition of the object Poor
Condition of the back Poor
Condition of the colors Fair
Are stains present? Yes
Stains are present on object Front
Is pattern discrepancy evident? No
Estimate AGE of this object: 1930-1949
If you know the exact year the object was made, enter it here 1936
Pattern Anne Orr Pattern based on cross stitch pattern

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