Cotton Boll


Quilt Index Record: 4B-82-DD2

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
North Carolina Museum of History
InstProjNameF003a
North Carolina Quilt Project
InstInvContrNumF004
CN36; 1972.92.1
InstInvContrNumF004a
CN036

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
9 whole blocks; 3 half blocks
SizeBlockF027
24" x 24"
SpacingF029
Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)
OtherSpaceF029a
Hand sewn single sashing; Pieced red and green Flying Geese Corner blocks are appliqued rosebud on stem with leaves
SashWidthF032
4"
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
Same as sashing

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Other
SourceOtherF006a
Curator of Textiles, NC Museum of History
DateDataF006b
03-23-1987; NCMOH, Raleigh, NC
RelnQuiltF007
Other
IfQownerF007b
Received as a gift

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OwnerNameF010
Cotton Boll
AltNameF011
Cotton Boll Applique
OverallWidthF12a
89"
OverallLengthF012b
106.3"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Rounded
PredomColorsF014
Green
Red
White
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
TypeInscripF019
Other
OtherTypeInscripF019a
Inscription
ContInscripF020
Fine Long Cloth; Grafton A
MethodInscripF021
Ink
Stamped
LocInscripF022
on back
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
FamDateF023c
1851-1860
OtherExDateF023d
1850-1870
OtherDateF023e
Sullivan, Kathy
DateInfoF023f
Circa 1860

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Other
OtherFabF040a
Domestic; Vertical seams
WidthPiecesF042a
29"
DescBackF043
Hand sewn

Quilt binding

ConstrucBindF046
Hand sewn
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
Scant 1/4"

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
UniqueBattF048b
Seeds

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Single thread
ThrColorF049b
Red, green, white
NumStitchedF050
18
NumStitchF051
18
DesignF052a
Echo
Outline
DesignF052d
Top: follows top design, echo; Set and border: outline

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Johnson, Frances

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Cherry Hill
ProvCountyF057b
Caswell County
ProvStateF057d
North Carolina (NC)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Gift
QuiltHistF059
Donated by Mrs. William Taylor Long, Blanch, NC, April 6, 1972.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Purchased new
TopSourceF064
Unknown

Exhibition history of quilt

ExhibitListF067a
Artistry in Quilts exhibit, NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC, November 10, 1974-January 19, 1975; North Carolina Quilts: Selections from the NC Quilt Project, NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC February 1 - June 11, 1989

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
OwnerCityF084
Raleigh
OwnerCountyF085
Wake County
OwnerStateF086
North Carolina (NC)
OwnerZipF087
27699

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
Appeared in the book "North Carolina Quilts"; plate 3-24.

Quiltmaker personal information

GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1782
DeathF100
1872
EthnicF101
Unknown
RelAffF103
Unknown

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

AddNotesF132
Donor's husband is great-grandson of quiltmaker.

Image Information

ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
SourceSizeF078
35 mm
DateF079
3
23
1987
CE
photocredit079a1
North Carolina Quilt Project
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
North Carolina Museum of History
CreditLineF080b
North Carolina Quilt Project
CopyRestF080c
North Carolina Museum of History

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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
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Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

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