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ID Number: 1407QA0301

Quilt Title: Tulips

Current location: Stevensville, Maryland
Year Acquired: 2006
How Acquired: gift

About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Turkey Red Cutwork

Year Quilt was Made: 1840
Did the maker do the quilting? Yes
Made in: Alabama, United States
Made for: Birth Previously used fabrics: Yes
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? Yes

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

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? Yes
Piecing Preferences: By Hand
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Yes
Did quilter do her own quilting? Yes
Did quilter mark her own tops? Yes
Did she quilt in a group? Yes
Did she quilt in any bees? Yes
What season was most quilting done? Spring
What time of day was quilting done? Morning
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? Yes
Did she teach others to quilt? Yes
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? Yes

PHYSICAL QUILT DOCUMENTATION RECORD

Format

Type of Object Blocks or Patches
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? Yes
Is this one of a matched pair? Yes

More Specific Information

Overall Condition Like New
Was this made from a kit? Yes
Does this item have inscribed NAMES, DATES, INITIALS? Yes
Did each signer make their own block? Yes
The signers are: Owner
Embroidery thread is made of: Cotton

Quilt Top

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 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

Quilting Patterns

Filling

Is the quilting embellished Yes

Edges and Binding

Is the applied edge fabric also found in the top of the quilt? Yes

Other Edge Treatments

Fringe Yes
Fringe is Commercially made
Ruffle Yes
Are folded fabric points present on the edge? Yes
Are the points made of fabric found in the top? Yes

Quilt Back

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? Yes
Is the back made up of more than one style (print) of fabric? Yes
Is back pieced of strips? No
Are different strips used only to attain size? Yes

Evaluation

The object has been altered Yes
Has the object been laundered? Yes
Are stains present? Yes
Stains are present on object Front
Estimate AGE of this object: Pre-1799

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