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ID Number: 1407QA1101

Quilt Title: Double Wild Goose

Current location: Arnold, Maryland

How Acquired: inherited

About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Double Wild Goose

Source of Pattern: Unk

Owner’s Relationship to Maker: Great, Great Grandmother
Did the maker do the quilting? Unknown
Made in: Made for: Birth Used for: Decoration, Display
Previously used fabrics: Unknown
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? Yes

Winifred Sweetwood displayed the quilt at the County Fair in Joliet, IL in 1940’s and won a blue ribbon.

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Occupation: Homemaker
Highest Education Level Completed: Unknown
Religion: Mennonite
Ethnicity: Swiss
Environment: Rural
Number of Children: 5
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Unknown
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Moderate

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

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: By Hand
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Unknown
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? Unknown
What season was most quilting done? Unknown
What time of day was quilting done? Unknown
Reason for quiltmaking Necessity, Pleasure
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? Yes
Did she teach others to quilt? Unknown
Approximately how many quilts did she produce in her lifetime? 5
Where are they now? Collection of 5 quilts divided among family members
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? Unknown
Is there any other interesting information to share about the quiltmaker?

Moved to mid west.



Type of Object Quilt/Quilting Patterns
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) 88 1/2:
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 87″
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, Print
Pattern Type Pieced
Pieced Single template
Background Color White and off white
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Purple
Piecing Techniques Hand
Seams are pressed: Open and Flat
Width of Seam Allowance in Inches: 1/8″
Are pieces pieced (seam will be visible)? Yes
Do these fabrics appear to have been used previously? No
Edges of Applique NA
Setting Alternate blocks – plain
Size of blocks: 11″ x 11″
Number of Horizontal Blocks 8
Number of Vertical Blocks 8
Number of Diagonal Blocks 32
Is there sashing present? No
Sashing Appliques
Connecting blocks in sashing: Same as sashing
Borders No

Quilting Mechanics

Techniques Hand
If by hand, what stitch? Running
Marking lines are visible? No
Quilting thread is Cotton
Does thread color match section quilted? No
1st Measurement 7
2nd Measurement 7
3rd Measurement 7

Quilting Patterns

Overall Pattern Yes
What is the overall pattern? Conforms to design


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 Butted
The edge is Self-finished by hand
If self-finished, it is Back turned to front
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? Yes
Are the points made of fabric found in the top? Yes

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? 1
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 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 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: 1800-1849
This object has unusual features? No
Pattern Wild Goose Chase Purple has faded with age

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