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QUILT INDEX RECORD

11-37-2309

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#

4094

Museum Accession Number:

NEQM# 2010.19

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:

63

Length:

63

Quilt top made by:

Robbins, Mabel

Quiltmaker's state:

Massachusetts (MA)

Quiltmaker's city:

Boxborough

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's D.O.B.:

1859

Birthplace, city:

Boxborough

Birthplace, country:

United States

Occupation:

librarian, helped establish Boxborough Library

Date of death and location:

1939 in Boxborough, MA

Spouse's occupation:

farmer

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Priest, Louisa Hoar

Birthplace and birthdate:

1824

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Priest, Jerohm

Birthplace and birthdate:

1814

How did owner acquire quilt?

Gift

Time period:

1876-1900

Technique, piecing:

Foundation Piecing

Technique, embellishments:

Painting

Describe any unusual techniques used to make the quilt top:

Many embroidery motifs/animals,figures,flowers,sheet music,Robin Adair with comet.

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Sashing width:

1" striped ribbon

Vertical rows, horizontal rows and number of blocks:

4 vertical rows, 4 horizontal rows, 16 blocks

Block shape:

Squares

Block size:

15

Fabric fibers:

Cotton

Weaves/Surfaces:

Satin

Patterns:

Print

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

plain weave/pile weave

Predominant colors:

Black

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilting:

Not quilted

Binding and edging:

Edges turned in/ no separate binding

Binding; pattern:

5"/tassels/pompoms

Backing, number of pieces:

three pieces

Backing, fiber:

Silk

Inscription, type:

Signature

Inscription, content:

Dame Durden 1884/State Arms of the Union-E Pluribus Unum [with eagle & shield]

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

1884

Describe where the inscription was found:

Ribbons from Hudson & Stow Granges

Inscription, technique:

Ink

Pattern name, variations and comments:

Crazy

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If the date was estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser, enter that date:

1884

Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:

See notes.

Access and copyright information for image:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

New England Quilt Museum

Cite this Quilt

Robbins, Mabe. Crazy. 1876-1900. 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=11-37-2309. Accessed: 08/12/22