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ID Number: 1501EF0801

Quilt Title: Six Pointed Star – Star Garden

Current location: Salisbury, Maryland

How Acquired: Given by Vanita Uthe Jernigan

About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Unknown

Source of Pattern: Unknown

Year Quilt was Made: 1937
Age of Maker When Object was Made: 30
Owner’s Relationship to Maker: Grandson
Did the maker do the quilting? Yes
Others who worked on the quilt: Group made quilt
Made in: Devol, Oklahoma, United States
Made for: Birth Made for: Unknown
Used for: Warmth, Unused
Previously used fabrics: Yes , All of her quilts were made from clothing and leftover scraps
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? No

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Occupation: Farmer and painter
Highest Education Level Completed: High School
Religion: Baptist
Ethnicity: English American
Environment: Rural
Number of Children: 4
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Poor
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Poor

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

Who taught the quiltmaker how to quilt? Most likely her 3 sisters
Where did she learn to quilt? Randlett, OK
At what age did the quilter do most of her quilt-related work? Middle Age
Where did the quilter get her fabrics? Sewing Scraps, Old Clothing, Printed Feed Bags, Sugar/Feed/Flour Bags
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? Yes
Major quilt making influences: Sisters
Did quilter piece her own tops? Yes
Piecing Preferences: By Machine
Where did quilter get her piecing designs? Farming magazines
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? No
Did quilter do her own quilting? Yes
Did quilter mark her own tops? Yes
Did she quilt in a group? Yes
If yes, group name(s) Gardening and church groups
Did she quilt in any bees? Unknown
Quilting done by Frame on horses
What season was most quilting done? Winter
What time of day was quilting done? Afternoon
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? 20
Where are they now? Unknown
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? Unknown
Is there any other interesting information to share about the quiltmaker?

Grace Houston Uthe Was a Great niece of Sam Houston.



Type of Object Finished Quilt
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 Moderate Use
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 79 1/2
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 70
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, Woven Pattern, Calico, Gingham
Pattern Type Pieced
Pieced Block repeated
Background Color Light green
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Green, pink, blue
Piecing Techniques Machine
Seams are pressed: To One Side
Width of Seam Allowance in Inches: 3/8
Are pieces pieced (seam will be visible)? No
Do these fabrics appear to have been used previously? No
Edges of Applique Turned under
Setting Diamonds
Size of blocks: 5 1/4
Number of Horizontal Blocks 15
Number of Vertical Blocks 8
Number of Diagonal Blocks 15
Is there sashing present? No
Sashing Appliques
Connecting blocks in sashing: Same as sashing
Borders Yes
Multiple borders? No
Border width 5″, Borders blend the main part of quilt into the borders, which are the same color. Borders fitted to field so that it blends in.
Borders are Mitered

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 6
2nd Measurement 6
3rd Measurement 6
1st Measurement Rows/Inch 1 1/4
2nd Measurement Rows/Inch 1 7/8
3rd Measurement Rows/Inch 1 1/2
Describe any variation in the quilting mechanics not mentioned above

Grid quilting in borders and echo quilting in the flowers.

Quilting Patterns

Overall Pattern Yes
What is the overall pattern? Conforms to design, Grid in border


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

Edges and Binding

The edge is shaped in a Straight line
The corners are Mitered
The edge is Applied by machine
If applied, the binding is Straight cut fabric
If applied, the edge is Cotton – Solid
Color Green
Width (Just what is visible from the top) 7/8
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? 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
Color of back Muslin
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 Good
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 1930
Pattern Six pointed star – Star Garden – 251A Brackman

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