Solomon's Temple


Quilt Index Record: 46-7A-72

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
DAR Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Permanent Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
85.78

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Solomon's Temple
AltNameF011
Courthouse Steps variation
BrackmanF011a
3240
OverallWidthF12a
70 inches
OverallLengthF012b
77 3/4 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Red
Brown
White
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Poor/very worn
ContInscripF020
"ANKS + Co., Ill. STAT." "Dallas City, Illinois"
MethodInscripF021
Stencil
LocInscripF022
on back
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
DateFinishF023b
ca. 1860

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
One patch or allover
NumBlockF026
278
SizeBlockF027
4 x 4
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
NumBlockPatF030
1
BlockStyleF030a
Squares

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Silk
Wool
FabPrintF037
Print
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
Foundation Piecing

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Brown
NumPiecesF042
3
WidthPiecesF042a
24, 23 7/8, 23
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Bias grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
No filling

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Not quilted

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Solomon's Temple pieced quilt made with series of fabric strips. There are 8 strips of fabric in each temple, four temples make a square, and four squares made a block. Identical fabrics are placed in adjoining blocks to form diamonds of 16 strips. There are 278 blocks. The strips are made up of various colors, checks, and stripes of wool, silk and cotton fabrics

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Yates, Margaret Ann

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Navoo
ProvCountyF057b
Augusta Couny
ProvStateF057d
Illinois (IL)
ProvCountryF057f
USA
QuiltHistF059
After finishing this quilt, quilter Magaret (Maggie) Yates exhibited the quilt at the Illinois State Fair and won First Prize. Geneology information brought by Margaret Gentges on June 9, 1998 in file.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown

Contests entered

ContestListF071a
Illinois State Fair

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public-Other
OwnerNameF082a
DAR Museum
OwnerCityF084
Washington, DC
OwnerStateF086
Washington D.C.
OwnerCountryF086b
USA
OwnerZipF087
20006

Image Information

InvenNumF075
DARMuseum_85.78[11924].jpg
ImageConF075a
Full view of quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
DAR Museum
CreditLineF080b
DAR Museum
CopyRestF080c
DAR Museum
DistribRestF080d
DAR Museum
DisplayResF080e
DAR Museum
LicenseF080f
DAR Museum

File Information

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Image - medium display (250-550 pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

data verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Vis, Virginia
dateverified
9
5
2006
CE

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