Philadelphia Beauty


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-9F

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
AZ130004
DateDataF006b
01-10-2013
locationF007f
Tucson, Arizona
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Philadelphia Beauty
OverallWidthF12a
89 inches
OverallLengthF012b
90 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Other
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Two color
PredomColorsF014
Red
White
OverCondF015
Poor/very worn

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

DamageF016
Disintegration of fabric
LocInscripF022
on back
DateQuiltF023
1876-1900
SourceMatF063
Unknown

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
fleur de lis
OwnerNameF010
Philadelphia Beauty Variation
BrackmanF011a
2430
NumBlockF026
49, 25 appliqued, 24 plain white
SizeBlockF027
11 x 11 inches
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Alternating with plain squares
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
6.5 inch border on all sides. Applique leaf, same fabric as blocks.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Muslin
FabPrintF037
Printed patchwork
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
EmbellTechF038f
No

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Front turned to back
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
8
NumStitchF051
9
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052b
Vines
Wreaths
DesignF052c
Parallel lines
Stipple

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
White
NumPiecesF042
3
WidthPiecesF042a
32.5 x 89, 33x 89, 24 x 89
DescBackF043
Hand sewn

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Natalie Furrey
OwnerCityF084
Tucson
OwnerStateF086
Arizona (AZ)
SourceInfoF088b
Natalie Furrey
DateObtainedF088c
01-10-2013
RelItemsF088a
Handed down to me because I was a quilter in the family.
QuiltTopF054
Thompson, Elizabeth Tabitha
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
05-02-1860
MarriageF099b
11-29-1883
DeathF100
10-24-1928
EthnicF101
white
RelAffF103
Presbyterian

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
homemaker
BirthplaceCityF098a
Jefferson county, near Smithfield
BirthplaceStateF098b
Ohio
EnviroF104c
Rural
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
CountyF106
Jefferson County
StateF107
Ohio (OH)
CountryF108
United States
MaidenF097b
Thompson
FatherNameF109
Thompson, Moses Scroggs
BplaceF109a
Ohio
EthBkgrndF110
caucasian
MotherNameF111
Cole, Sara Moore
BplaceF111a
Ohio
EthBkgrndF112
caucasian
EthBkgrndF114
caucasian
NoChildF116
8
NoFemF116a
2
NoMaleF116b
6

Quilt Personal Quilting History

NumQuiltsF123
5-20 quilts
AddNotesF132
I pulled a small piece of the "dark matter" from the batting. the one I pulled was a tiny bit of wood. It was not a cotton seed.

Image Upload

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Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Lynn Miller
dateverified
12
1
2013
CE

Information source fields

AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
CopyRestF080c
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
DistribRestF080d
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
DisplayResF080e
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
LicenseF080f
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Quilt Alliance
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

Contest, Exhibits, Essays, journals

essay
My husband, David Rollin Furrey, is the grandson of Sarah Celia (Simpson) Robertson. She was the daughter of the quilt maker. "Nana" as we knew Sarah Celia Robertson was happy to share her best quilts from her mother with me. She actually gave me a lovely one that had been "saved" and not used by the family over the years. It was very special. A few months later she asked for both the quilt and a tin type photo of her grandmother Sara Moore Cole to be returned to her. I suspect she wished to pass it on th the other branch of the family instead of towards ours. Instead she gave me this quilt that had been well loved and well used. The workmanship was good but not quite the excellent quality of the saved quilt. In 1990 upon Nana's passing her daughter Amy Elizabeth (Robertson, Furrey) Clugston told me "I remember it (this quilt) as a child - it was used even then. Our quilts were kept in the "quilt closet" and it was just one of them. I don't remember Nana ever quilting herself. Although we did host many church based group quilting events in our Hopedale, Ohio home when I was growing up."

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

OwnerCountryF086b
United States

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