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ID Number: 1501EF1301

Quilt Title: 8566 Dogwood Blossom Lane

Current location: Denton, Maryland
Year Acquired: 1990
How Acquired: inherited

About Quilt

Year Quilt was Made: 1935
Owner’s Relationship to Maker: granddaughter
Did the maker do the quilting? Yes
Others who worked on the quilt: none
Made in: Preston, Maryland, United States
Made for: Birth Made for: self
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 more quilts

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Occupation: farmer
Highest Education Level Completed: Elementary
Religion: Christian
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Environment: Rural
Number of Children: 3
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Poor
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Poor

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? Middle Age
Where did the quilter get her fabrics? Sewing Scraps, Old Clothing
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? Unknown
Major quilt making influences: Unknown
Did quilter piece her own tops? Yes
Piecing Preferences: By Hand
Where did quilter get her piecing designs? Unknown
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Unknown
Did quilter do her own quilting? Yes
Did quilter mark her own tops? Unknown
Did she quilt in a group? Unknown
Did she quilt in any bees? No
What season was most quilting done? Winter
What time of day was quilting done? Evening
If at night, how was the room lighted? Oil lamps
Reason for quiltmaking Necessity, Pleasure
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? Yes
Did she teach others to quilt? Unknown
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? No



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 Worn
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 65in., 65 in.
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 63 in., 64 in.
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 Multicolor
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Pink, blue, tan
Piecing Techniques Both
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 With sashing
Size of blocks: 8 1/4 in. x 8 1/4in., 8 3/4 in. x 8 1/4 in, 8 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in
Is there sashing present? Yes
Sashing Appliques
Connecting blocks in sashing: Same as sashing
Does sashing appear on outer edge of block unit? Yes
Borders Yes
Multiple borders? Yes

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 ins.
2nd Measurement 5 ins.
3rd Measurement 5 in.
1st Measurement Rows/Inch 1 1/4 in.
2nd Measurement Rows/Inch 1 1/4 in.
3rd Measurement Rows/Inch 7/8 in.

Quilting Patterns

Overall Pattern No
Main Blocks Parallel Lines
Sashing down middle , “X” in corner


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 make-due
The edge is Applied by machine
If applied, the binding is Straight cut fabric
If applied, the edge is polyester – repaired binding
Color blue-striped – woven
Width (Just what is visible from the top) 3/4 in.
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 Muslin
Are different strips used only to attain size? Yes


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? Yes
Overall condition of the object Poor
Condition of the back Good
Condition of the colors Fair
Are stains present? Yes
Stains are present on object Back
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
This object has unusual features? No
Pattern Friendship Block

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