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ID Number: 1501EF0501

Quilt Title: Yo Yo with blue daisy fabric

Current location: Easton, Maryland
Year Acquired: 1972
How Acquired: inherited

About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Yo Yo with blue daisey

Source of Pattern: Own design

Year Quilt was Made: 1920
Owner’s Relationship to Maker: Daughter
Did the maker do the quilting? Unknown
Made in: Easton,, Maryland, United States
Made for: Birth Made for: Unknown
Used for: Summer bed topping
Previously used fabrics: No
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? No
Quiltmaker’s other quilted objects (pre-1950) not yet documented 1 quilt pieced

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Occupation: Clothing Store Manager/Business owners
Highest Education Level Completed: Elementary
Religion: Methodist
Ethnicity: White
Environment: Urban
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Poor
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Moderate

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

Who taught the quiltmaker how to quilt? Her mother
Where did she learn to quilt? At home
At what age did the quilter do most of her quilt-related work? Middle Age
Where did the quilter get her fabrics? Sewing Scraps, Friends/Relatives, Printed Feed Bags, Sugar/Feed/Flour Bags
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? Yes
Major quilt making influences: Need
Did quilter piece her own tops? Yes
Piecing Preferences: Both
Where did quilter get her piecing designs? Created her own
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? No
Did quilter do her own quilting? Unknown
Did quilter mark her own tops? Unknown
Did she quilt in a group? Unknown
Did she quilt in any bees? Yes
What season was most quilting done? Spring
What time of day was quilting done? Morning
Reason for quiltmaking Necessity
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? Yes
Did she teach others to quilt? No
Approximately how many quilts did she produce in her lifetime? 3
Where are they now? Family
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? No



Type of Object Blocks or Patches, Summer Spread
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) 96″
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 57″ and 16″ ruffles drop on 3 sides
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, Seirsucker
Fabric Style Woven Pattern
Pattern Type Pieced, YoYo
Pieced Other
Background Color Blue/white flower (feed sack)
Piecing Techniques Both
Seams are pressed: To One Side
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 Alternate blocks – pieced
Size of blocks: 12″ Yo Yo set on point and 10″ connecting blocks
Number of Horizontal Blocks 3
Number of Vertical Blocks 4
Number of Diagonal Blocks 3
Is there sashing present? No
Sashing Appliques
Connecting blocks in sashing: Same as sashing
Borders No

Quilting Mechanics

Techniques No Quilting

Quilting Patterns


Is the quilting embellished Yes

Edges and Binding

The edge is shaped in a Straight line, Selvage, no seam (except at top left-needed more fabric

The edge is Self-finished by machine
Is the applied edge fabric also found in the top of the quilt? Yes

Other Edge Treatments

Fringe No
Ruffle Yes
Width of Ruffle 16″
Ruffle is Pieced of one fabric
The ruffle is made of Cotton – Cotton Print, Feed Sack
Are folded fabric points present on the edge? No

Quilt Back

Is the back all one piece of fabric? No
Is the back made from more than one piece of fabric (seams present)? No
Is the back all one style (print) of fabric? No
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
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? No
Overall condition of the object Good
Condition of the colors Good
Are stains present? Yes
Stains are present on object Front
Estimate AGE of this object: 1901-1929
This object has unusual features? Own design
Pattern Custom

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