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ID Number: 1501EF0402

Quilt Title: Irish Moments

Current location: St. Michaels, Maryland

How Acquired: inherited

About Quilt

Year Quilt was Made: 1939
Age of Maker When Object was Made: 40
Owner’s Relationship to Maker: Granddaughter
Did the maker do the quilting? Yes
Others who worked on the quilt: Mildred Hercus Monroe
Made in: Salt Lake City and Alexandria, Virginia, Utah, United States
Made for: Unknown
Used for: Warmth
Previously used fabrics: Unknown
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? No
Quiltmaker’s other quilted objects (pre-1950) not yet documented My Alice Hercus Monroe Group Quilt
Any additional stories or notes about the quilt’s history or ownership:

This quilt was begun by my grandmother, Kittie Crone before 1940. When she became ill, she left it incomplete but with all the squares already cut out. Some years after her death, my maternal grandmother,Mildred Monroe, completed the quilt and entered the name of my father, Linden Crone, in the corner section. I appreciate her doing that so it will always be known as being on the Crone side of my family.

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Occupation: Insurance Sales
Highest Education Level Completed: Unknown
Religion: Methodist
Ethnicity: White
Environment: Unknown
Number of Children: 1
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Moderate
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Poor

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

Who taught the quiltmaker how to quilt? I regret I cannot answer most of these questions. I did not really “know” Kittie. She died when I was a child.
At what age did the quilter do most of her quilt-related work? Unknown
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? Unknown
Major quilt making influences: Unknown
Did quilter piece her own tops? Unknown
Piecing Preferences: Unknown
Where did quilter get her piecing designs? Unknown
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? 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 Unknown
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? Unknown
Did she teach others to quilt? Unknown
Approximately how many quilts did she produce in her lifetime? Unknown
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? Unknown
Is there any other interesting information to share about the quiltmaker?

I regret I didn’t get to “know”Grandmother Crone – she lived so far away and died when I was only 3.j

The other quiltmaker: Mildred Herus Monroe (my maternal grandmother born July, 1885 and died September, 1956 in Daytona Beach, Florida.



Type of Object Blocks or Patches, Quilt/Quilting Patterns
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 Like New
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 88″
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 71 1/2″
Was this made from a kit? No
Does this item have inscribed NAMES, DATES, INITIALS? Yes
Inscribed Names, Dates, Initials

Linden Crone – father’s name

Did each signer make their own block? No
The signers are: Realtives
Names/dates/details are inscribed by: Embroidery, Chain Stitch
Embroidery thread is made of: Cotton
Where inscribed? Front, Central

Quilt Top

Fabric Cotton
Fabric Style Solid, Print
Pattern Type Pieced, Applique
Pieced Block repeated
Applique Overall single motif, Double Irish Chain
Background Color Natural
Piecing Techniques Both
Seams are pressed: Open and Flat
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
Applique Techniques Hand
Edges of Applique Turned under
Setting Straight
Size of blocks: 9 1/4″
Number of Horizontal Blocks 7
Number of Vertical Blocks 9
Number of Diagonal Blocks 7
Is there sashing present? No
Borders Yes
Multiple borders? No
Borders are Butted
Describe any variation in the construction of the top not mentioned above

3″ wide Flying Geese – 1

Quilting Mechanics

Techniques Tied
If tied, what used to do so? cotton embroidery blue/red
Marking lines are visible? No

Quilting Patterns


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 machine
If self-finished, it is Back turned to front
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
Is the back all one piece of fabric? Yes
Is the back made from more than one piece of fabric (seams present)? No
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 it a patchwork design? No
Is back pieced of strips? No
Color of back natural
Are different strips used only to attain size? No


The fabric of this object’s top and bottom are of significantly different ages? Yes, explain
The object has been altered No
Has the object been laundered? No
Overall condition of the object Fair
Condition of the back Poor
Condition of the colors Fair
Are stains present? Yes
Stains are present on object Front
Estimate AGE of this object: 1930-1949
This object has unusual features? No
Pattern Double Irish Chain

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