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ID Number: 1407QA0201

Quilt Title: Rose and Birds Applique

Current location: Centreville, Maryland
Year Acquired: 2004
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About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Rose and Birds

Source of Pattern: Unknown

Owner’s Relationship to Maker: Unknown
Did the maker do the quilting? Unknown
Others who worked on the quilt: Unknown
Made in: Made for: Birth Made for: Unknown
Used for: Unknown
Previously used fabrics: Unknown
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? Unknown

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Occupation: Unknown
Highest Education Level Completed: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Ethnicity: Unknown
Environment: Unknown
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Unknown
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Unknown

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

Who taught the quiltmaker how to quilt? Unknown
Where did she learn to quilt? Unknown
At what age did the quilter do most of her quilt-related work? Unknown
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? Unknown
Did quilter piece her own tops? Unknown
Piecing Preferences: Unknown
Where did quilter get her piecing designs? Unknown
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Yes
Did quilter do her own quilting? Unknown
Where did quilter get her quilt designs? Unknown
Did quilter mark her own tops? Unknown
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
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? Unknown
Did she teach others to quilt? Unknown
Approximately how many quilts did she produce in her lifetime? Unknown
Where are they now? Unknown
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? Unknown
List any awards Unknown



Type of Object 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 Moderate Use
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 90 3/4
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 79 1/4
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 Applique
Applique Repeated block
Background Color Cream
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Green, Oxblood
Additional Surface Decoration Buttonhole eyes on birds
Embroidery Thread Made of: Unknown
Piecing Techniques Hand
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
Applique Techniques Hand
Edges of Applique Turned under
Setting With sashing
Size of blocks: 9 3/4 x 9 3/4
Number of Horizontal Blocks 5
Number of Vertical Blocks 6
Is there sashing present? Yes
Sashing Width 2 1/2
Sashing Pieced, Design Name
Connecting blocks in sashing: Cornerstones
Does sashing appear on outer edge of block unit? Yes
Borders Yes
Multiple borders? Yes
Number of borders 1
Borders are Butted

Quilting Mechanics

Techniques Hand
If by hand, what stitch? Running
Marking lines are visible? Yes
If yes, they seem to be Pencil
Quilting thread is More than one color
Quilting thread is Cotton
Does thread color match section quilted? Yes
1st Measurement 9 stitches on top
2nd Measurement 9 stitches on top
3rd Measurement 8 stitches on top
1st Measurement Rows/Inch 1″
2nd Measurement Rows/Inch 1″
3rd Measurement Rows/Inch 1″

Quilting Patterns

Overall Pattern No
Main Blocks Conforms to design, Hearts
Sashing Conforms to design, Basket Weave
Outer Border Conforms to design, Hearts, clovers, leaves, flowers


Fiber content of batting is Possibly cotton
Is the quilting embellished No

Edges and Binding

The edge is shaped in a Straight line
The corners are Butted
The edge is Applied by hand
If applied, the binding is Straight cut fabric
If applied, the edge is Cotton – Solid
Color Oxblood
Width (Just what is visible from the top) 1/4″
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 – 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? 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 back pieced of strips? No
Are different strips used only to attain size? 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 Fair
Are stains present? Yes
Stains are present on object Front
Is pattern discrepancy evident? No
Estimate AGE of this object: 1850-1875
This object has unusual features? Border has flowers and birds
Pattern Rose

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