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ID Number: 140QA0401

Quilt Title: Sawtooth

Current location: Centreville, Maryland

How Acquired: inherited

About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Sawtooth

Year Quilt was Made: 1850
Did the maker do the quilting? Unknown
Made in: Rome, New York, United States
Made for: Birth Used for: Unknown
Previously used fabrics: Unknown
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? No
Any additional stories or notes about the quilt’s history or ownership:

Mary Smith’s daughter found Anne during a research project. We were Anne’s only family. She was not aware of us thought she was 2nd cousin to my husband’s father.

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

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

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

Who taught the quiltmaker how to quilt? Unknown
Where did she learn to quilt? Unknown
At what age did the quilter do most of her quilt-related work? Youth
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? Yes
Did quilter piece her own tops? Unknown
Piecing Preferences: Unknown
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Unknown
Did quilter do her own quilting? Yes
Where did quilter get her quilt designs? unquilted
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? Spring
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
Approximately how many quilts did she produce in her lifetime? Unknown
Where are they now? Unknown
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? Unknown

PHYSICAL QUILT DOCUMENTATION RECORD

Format

Type of Object Summer Spread
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 Worn
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 75 in.
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 87 in.
Was this made from a kit? No
Does this item have inscribed NAMES, DATES, INITIALS? Yes
Inscribed Names, Dates, Initials

Louise M. Green 1850

Did each signer make their own block? No
The signers are: Owner
Names/dates/details are inscribed by: Inked
Embroidery thread is made of: Cotton

Quilt Top

Fabric Style Print
Pattern Type Pieced
Pieced Block repeated
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first turkey red
Additional Surface Decoration Running
Piecing Techniques Hand
Seams are pressed: To One Side
Width of Seam Allowance in Inches: 1/4 in.
Are pieces pieced (seam will be visible)? Yes
Do these fabrics appear to have been used previously? No
Edges of Applique Turned under
Setting In strips
Size of blocks: 6 in. by 6 1/2 in. by 9 in triangle
Number of Vertical Blocks 16
Is there sashing present? No
Sashing Appliques
Connecting blocks in sashing: Same as sashing
Borders No

Quilting Mechanics

Techniques No Quilting

Quilting Patterns

Filling

Fiber content of batting is None
Is the quilting embellished Yes

Edges and Binding

The edge is Applied by machine
If applied, the binding is Bias cut fabric
If applied, the edge is Cotton – Solid
Color Navy
Width (Just what is visible from the top) 1/2 ”
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? Yes
Is the back made from more than one piece of fabric (seams present)? Yes
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
Color of back White
Are different strips used only to attain size? No

Evaluation

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 Fair
Are stains present? Yes
Stains are present on object Front
Is pattern discrepancy evident? 2 blocks misplaced
Estimate AGE of this object: 1800-1849
Pattern Delectable Mtn. (Strippy)

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