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ID Number: 1308FC0701

Quilt Title: Pieced Calico

Current location: Easton, Maryland
Year Acquired: 2012
How Acquired: gift

About Quilt

Did the maker do the quilting? Unknown
Made in: Made for: Birth Previously used fabrics: Unknown
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? Unknown
Any additional stories or notes about the quilt’s history or ownership:

Donor was going to throw this (and 8 other) quilts away. Owner heard this and took the quilts to preserve them.

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

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

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: Unknown
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
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? Unknown
Did she teach others to quilt? Unknown
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? Unknown



Type of Object Blocks or Patches, 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 Worn
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 79 1/2
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 77
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 Woven Pattern, Calico
Pattern Type Pieced
Pieced Overall single motif
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Red, Yellow, Blue, Pink
Piecing Techniques Hand
Seams are pressed: Open and Flat
Are pieces pieced (seam will be visible)? Yes
Do these fabrics appear to have been used previously? Yes
If pre-used material, how much of the object is pre-used? Small amount
Edges of Applique Turned under
Setting In strips
Is there sashing present? Yes
Sashing Width 2 1/2 inches
Sashing not specified
Connecting blocks in sashing: Squares
Does sashing appear on outer edge of block unit? No
Borders Yes
Multiple borders? Yes
Number of borders 2
Border width 4 3/4 inches, 1 1/2 inches
Borders are Butted
Describe any variation in the construction of the top not mentioned above

One section of border repaired

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 4
2nd Measurement 3
3rd Measurement 4
1st Measurement Rows/Inch 1 1/2
2nd Measurement Rows/Inch 1 1/2
3rd Measurement Rows/Inch 1 1/2

Quilting Patterns

Overall Pattern Yes
What is the overall pattern? Parallel Lines, diagonal


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
Color Pink
Width (Just what is visible from the top) 1/4 inch
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, flannel
Is the back all one piece of fabric? No
Is the back made from more than one piece of fabric (seams present)? No
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? Yes
Number of different prints 2
Is it a patchwork design? No
Is back pieced of strips? 2
Color of back pink
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 Yes
The object has been altered in the following ways Repaired, Patched
Has the object been laundered? No
Overall condition of the object Poor
Condition of the back Poor
Condition of the colors Poor
Are stains present? No
Is pattern discrepancy evident? No
Estimate AGE of this object: 1876-1900
This object has unusual features? No
Pattern Barn Door

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