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New England Tree Leaves; Leaves; Original

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

11-37-1987

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts

Who documented this quilt?

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts; New England Quilt Museum Collection

MASS-Quilts ID Number:

5743

Alternate inventory control number:

NEQM# 2007.06

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt owner:

New England Quilt Museum

Quilt owner's city:

Lowell

Quilt owner's state:

Massachusetts (MA)

Quilt owner's county:

Middlesex

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Width:

95.5

Length:

93

Quilt's title:

New England Tree Leaves

Pattern name (maker/owner/historical):

Leaves

How did owner acquire quilt?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

from Gail Binney Sterne

Time period:

1850-1875

Do you know if any of the following exist (quiltmaker's diary or letters, patterns for quilt/quilting, photos of quiltmaker, quiltmaker's scrapbook or clippings, quiltmaker's patterns, awards, ribbons, pins, photo of quilt, other, existent?, if so, where)?

"Homage to Amanda" pg 50

Note:

also 2 Plexiglas panels/key to identify leaves

Format:

Summer spread (quilt top bound but not backed or quilted or tied)

Technique, applique:

Hand Applique

Vertical rows, horizontal rows and number of blocks:

3 vertical rows, 3 horizontal rows, 9 blocks

Block shape:

Sampler

Block size:

26.5 - 27

Fabric fibers:

Cotton

Patterns:

Print

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

plain weave

Predominant colors:

Black

Quilting:

Not quilted

Describe the quilting designs used:

corded stems

Number of borders:

1

Border; technique, fiber, weave, pattern:

Appliqued, cotton, plain weave, print, vine

Binding and edging:

Front turned to back

Binding; fiber:

Cotton

Binding; weave:

Plain weave

Binding; pattern:

patterned fabric

Backing, weave and pattern:

no backing

Condition, damage:

Dirty

Condition, structurally sound?

This quilt is structurally sound.

Pattern name, variations and comments:

Original

Date estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser:

1870c

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

New England Quilt Museum

Cite this Quilt

New England Tree Leaves. 1850-1875. From Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts, Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts; New England Quilt Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=11-37-1987. Accessed: 07/24/24

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