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ID Number: 1407QA0802

Quilt Title: Quilt top

Current location: Centreville, Maryland

How Acquired: inherited

About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Unknown

Source of Pattern: Unknown

Year Quilt was Made: 1920
Age of Maker When Object was Made: 25
Owner’s Relationship to Maker: Daughter
Did the maker do the quilting? Yes
Others who worked on the quilt: Unknown
Made in: Oakfield, New York, United States
Made for: Birth Made for: Unknown
Used for: Unknown
Previously used fabrics: Unknown
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? No

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Occupation: Homemaker, husband-farmer and carpenter
Highest Education Level Completed: High School
Religion: Presbyterian
Environment: Rural
Number of Children: 4
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Moderate
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Moderate

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

Where did she learn to quilt? Home Ec in school
At what age did the quilter do most of her quilt-related work? Youth
Where did the quilter get her fabrics? Sewing Scraps, Old Clothing
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? Unknown
Major quilt making influences: Like green
Did quilter piece her own tops? Yes
Piecing Preferences: Both
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Unknown
Did quilter do her own quilting? Unknown
Where did quilter get her quilt designs? Unknown
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? Evening
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? Unknown
Where are they now? Jean’s son
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? No

PHYSICAL QUILT DOCUMENTATION RECORD

Format

Type of Object Unfinished Quilt Top, edges unfinished
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 Like New
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 81 1/2
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 60
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, Calico
Pattern Type Applique, Log Cabin (Folded Construction)
Applique Repeated block
Background Color Multicolor
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Green, blue, red
Piecing Techniques Hand
Seams are pressed: To One Side
Width of Seam Allowance in Inches: 1/8, 1/4, 3/8
Are pieces pieced (seam will be visible)? Yes
Do these fabrics appear to have been used previously? No
Edges of Applique Raw edge
Setting Straight
Size of blocks: 7 1/2
Number of Vertical Blocks 11
Number of Diagonal Blocks 8
Is there sashing present? No
Sashing Appliques
Connecting blocks in sashing: Same as sashing
Borders No

Quilting Mechanics

Quilting Patterns

Filling

Fiber content of batting is No filling
Is the quilting embellished No

Edges and Binding

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 Foundation fabric is cotton
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 back pieced of strips? No
Are different strips used only to attain size? No

Evaluation

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? No
Estimate AGE of this object: 1930-1949
If you know the exact year the object was made, enter it here 1940
This object has unusual features? No
Pattern Log Cabin

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