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QUILT INDEX RECORD

11-37-1409

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts

Who documented this quilt?

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts

ID# CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS

4291

OWNERSHIP OF THIS QUILT IS: Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection.

Private

QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.

Unknown

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

United States

Overall Size, width: Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)

69

Length: Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).

93

Quiltmaker: QUILT TOP MADE BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who made the quilt top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials.

Kernochan, Cora Young

Relationship to current owner: OTHER INFORMATION ON SOURCE PERSON TO QUILT: If you chose other, please describe how the quilt maker participated in the design.

Maker was owner's aunt

STATE: Enter the state where the quilt maker lives/lived.

Connecticut (CT)

City: Enter the city where the quilt maker lives/lived.

Ansonia

COUNTRY: Enter the country where the quilt maker lives/lived.

United States

Quiltmaker's D.O.B.: Enter the birth date of the quilt maker.

1895

QUILT MAKER'S BIRTH STATE: Select the state of the quilt maker's birth.

Unknown

QUILT MAKER'S COUNTRY OF BIRTH: Select the quilt maker's country of birth, if known.

Unknown

Date of Death: Enter the date and place of death of the quilt maker.

1980 in Derby, CT.

Ethnic Group: Enter the ethnic background or tribal affiliation of the quilt maker.

German

Occupation: Enter the occupation of the quilt maker's spouse.

tool & die maker

Quiltmaker's Mother's Name: Enter the name of the quilt maker's mother. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials.

Young, Eleanora Lintzner

Birthplace: Enter the birthplace of the quilt maker's mother. You may include birth date here.

Baden Baden,Germany

Ethnic/Racial Group: Enter the ethnic background or tribal background of the quilt maker's mother.

German

Quiltmaker's Father's Name: Enter the name of the quilt maker's father. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials.

Young, Edward

Birthplace: Enter the birthplace of the quilt maker's father. You may enter the birth date here.

Kent,CT

Ethnic/Racial Group: Enter the ethnic background or tribal background of the quilt maker's father.

Yankee

HOW DID THE QUILTMAKER LEARN TO QUILT: Choose the way(s) the quilt maker learned to quilt.

Unknown

WHEN LEARNED TO QUILT (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY): Choose the age when the quilt maker learned to quilt.

Unknown

WHY DOES/DID THE QUILTMAKER QUILT: Choose the best explanation(s) for why the quilt maker makes quilts.

Unknown

How did owner acquire quilt? Choose the best description for how the owner acquired the quilt.

Gift

STATE: Enter the name of the state where the quilt was made.

Unknown

Where, why, for what occasion/person/use was quilt made? If the quilt was made for a specific purpose, choose the reason from the list.

Unknown

OCCASION, DATE, PERSON INHERITED FROM, ETC: If the quilt was inherited, enter any information you know about the inheritance.

from maker

Source of Pattern: Choose where the quilt maker found the pattern for this quilt.

Unknown

Who did quilting/tying? Enter the name of the person(s) who quilted the top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials.

TIME PERIOD: Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made. The date does not have to appear on the quilt to enter it in this field. This can be your best guess based on family stories or your own knowledge of quilts.

1930-1949

Format: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.

Unknown

TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Quilt top with unfinished edge

Technique: Choose the piecing method used to make the quilt.

Unknown

CONTAINS PAPER REMAINS: This field is for quilts that have been either string pieced on a paper foundation or English template pieced. Choose yes if you can feel or see paper on the quilt that was used as a construction aid.

Unknown

Technique: Choose the applique method used to construct the quilt.

Hand Applique

Technique: Choose the novelty method used to make the quilt.

Unknown

Technique: Choose the embellishment technique used to make the quilt.

Unknown

Layout: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks appear in the quilt.

On point or rotated 45 degrees

Layout: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks are set together. Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another.

Alternating with plain squares

Layout: Choose the best description for the edges of the quilt.

Unknown

Number of blocks: This field only applies to quilts with a block format.

18 whole [12 appliqued]/10 half/4 quarter blocks

Block Shape: Some patterns use the same shape template throughout the quilt (i.e. Charm quilts, Grandmother Flower Garden, Brick wall, Lone Star). If this applies to your quilt, choose the best description.

Squares

Block size, applies only to block pattern quilts; block patterns are by far the most common layout formats. Block patterns don't have to be square (Double Wedding Ring and Grandmother's Flower Garden are common non-square blocks).

16

FABRIC Fibers: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top.

Cotton

Weaves/Surfaces Choose all the types of fabric that are used to make the quilt top.

Unknown

Patterns: Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top.

Solid/plain

UNIQUE FIBER, FABRIC, OR FABRIC PRINT TYPES USED: Describe any unique fibers used in the quilt top including any unique characteristics of fiber, fabric, or fabric prints used.

plain weave

PREDOMINANT COLORS: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt.

Cream

QUILT-SPECIFIC COLOR(S): CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: These are color names that describe how the fabric was made, (usually a dye process) or where the fabric was manufactured.

Unknown

OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.

Unknown

QUILTING Choose the technique that best describes the way the quilt layers are held together.

Not quilted

Motif Design Choose the overall quilt design found on the quilt top.

Unknown

Motif Design Choose the decorative quilt design found on the quilt top.

Unknown

Motif Design Choose the background quilt design found on the quilt top.

Unknown

BINDING EDGING Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding.

Unfinished/raw edge

Fiber Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt binding.

Unknown

Weave Choose the fabric structure used to make the quilt binding.

Unknown

BATTING Choose the fiber content that best describes the material used to fill the quilt.

Unknown

BATTING Choose the thickness of the quilt filling that best describes the quilt.

Unknown

Fiber Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt back.

Unknown

Weave Pattern If you chose Other, please describe the fiber used in the quilt back.

no backing

Predominant Color: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt backing.

Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF BACK: Choose the best description for the back of the quilt.

Unknown

INSCRIPTION Choose all the options that are found on the quilt.

Unknown

OTHER TYPE(S) OF INSCRIPTION: If you chose Other, please describe the type of inscription here.

No inscription

Front/back Enter where the inscription was found on the quilt.

Unknown

Technique: Choose the method used to inscribe the quilt.

Unknown

CONDITION Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Very good/almost new

CONDITION Use this field to describe specific damage to the quilt.

Dirty

OTHER DAMAGE TO QUILT: If you chose Other, please describe the damage.

Damaged

REPAIRS TO QUILT: If the quilt has been repaired or restored, use this field to describe the work that was done.

Unknown

CONDITION Some quilts have had extensive or unusual repair work done. Please use this field to describe anything that didn't fit in the previous fields.

This quilt is structurally sound.

If you have a reference for the pattern name, put the number and source here.

26.63 pg 90

Variation: Comments: This is the name of the quilt pattern that it is commonly used among quilt makers and historians. It may be different in different regions of the country.

Poinsettia/ Grandmother Clark

SHAPE OF CORNERS: Choose the best description for the corners of the quilt.

Unknown

OTHER EXTERNAL OR PROFESSIONAL DATE ESTIMATION: If the date was estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser, enter that date.

1935c

EMBELLISHMENT MATERIALS USED IN TOP: Choose the embellishment material used to make the quilt.

Unknown

WIDTH OF QUILT BINDING: Choose the width (in inches) of the binding of the quilt. Measure from the front side only.

Unknown

SOURCE OF QUILT'S MATERIALS: Choose how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt.

Unknown

GENDER: Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).

Unknown

ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.

Restricted

FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project (MassQuilts)

Cite this Quilt

Kernochan, Cora Youn. Poinsettia/ Grandmother Clark. 1930-1949. From Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts, Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=11-37-1409. Accessed: 05/20/22