Streak o'Lightening


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-9F5

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Historical Society
InstInvContrNumF004
TUC150107
InstInvContrNumF004a
3191
DateDataF006b
05-07-2015
locationF007f
Tucson, Arizona
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Streak o'Lightening
OverallWidthF12a
84 inches
OverallLengthF012b
78 inches PLUS Additional Drop Piece 17 x 50 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Dark colors
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Green
QuiltSpecColorF014a
Indigo Blue
Prussian Blue or Lafayette Blue
OtherColorF014c
Blue, Green
OverCondF015
Poor/very worn

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

DamageF016
Disintegration of fabric
Fading
Open seams
Tears or holes
Wear to edge or binding
OtherDamageF016a
Same as front minus Disintegration and Open Seams
RepairHistF018
05/07/2015 Note: This was the first viewing since 1963. No repairs done. Multiple disintegrating areas.
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
FamDateF023c
c. 1963
OtherExDateF023d
Possibly earlier
SourceMatF063
Unknown

Specific Description

SubjQuiltF025
Streak O' Lightning
AltNameF011
Streak O' Lightning
BrackmanF011a
132B
NumBlockF026
approx: 290
SizeBlockF027
7 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches Rectangles
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Strippy or vertical bands (in vertical rows separated by plain vertical bars)
NumBlockPatF030
1, Streak O' Lightning

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Dotted
Floral
Geometric
Print
Striped
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
No

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Straight grain
Home cut
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
MatUsedF048
Wool
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
Looks Blue * see comment
NumStitchedF050
5
NumStitchF051
5
WidthF051a
1 3/4 inches
KnotsF051b
yes
DesignF052a
All-over-design
Other
DesignF052d
Other Motif: Diagonal Lines Top Right to Lower Left. None in sashing/border
FeaturesF053
Not commercial. Notes: Cotton Quilting thread might have started as white or cream. Type of Fabric probably bled resulting in change of color to Quilting Thread.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
OtherFabF040a
On color
ColorBackingF040b
Blue or Navy
NumPiecesF042
7 - Floral
WidthPiecesF042a
55 1/2 x 14 1/2, 22 x 14 1/2, 33 1/2 x 25 1/2, 60 1/2 x 25 1/2, 95 x 25 1/2, 62 x 19, 17 x 19 inches.
DescBackF043
Different fabrics
Hand sewn

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
OwnerNameF082a
Arizona Historical Society
OwnerCityF084
Tucson, Arizona
OwnerCountyF085
Pima
OwnerStateF086
Arizona (AZ)
OwnerZipF087
85719
ProvenanceF058a
c. 1963. Donation from Mrs. C. H. Evans, Tucson
RelItemsF088a
Donor said it was made from Hand-printed squares. See: Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America, by Hall & Kretsinger.  Plate II, p. 53 and American Pieced Quilts, Traveling Exhibits, Smithsonian Instituion 1972-73, Plates 18 & 84.

Image Upload

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Detail 1
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Detail 3
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Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Lynn Miller
dateverified
4
27
2016
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
Still Image

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

OwnerEmail
ldjones@azhs.gov
LocMadeF057a
OwnerCountryF086b
United States

Detail Images


TUC150107.AHS.2_01.JPG
TUC150107.AHS.3_01.JPG
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