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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: 07/31/21

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

ID# CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS

4094

ALTERNATIVE INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBER: If applicable, enter any alternate inventory control number for this quilt. For museums, this might be an accession number.

NEQM# 2010.19

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

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt Owner: Add name of Quilt Owner if public or if the private owner agrees.

New England Quilt Museum

City: QUILT OWNER CITY

Lowell

QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.

Massachusetts (MA)

County: QUILT OWNER COUNTY

Middlesex

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

United States

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

63

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

63

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; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Robbins, Mabel

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

Massachusetts (MA)

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

Boxborough

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 (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

1859

Birthplace: Name of the city where the quilt maker was born.

Boxborough

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

United States

Date of Death: Enter the date of death of the quilt maker (if applicable, as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). You may also include Location of death.

1939 in Boxborough, MA

Occupation: Enter the occupation of the quilt maker (if retired, former occupation).

librarian, helped establish Boxborough Library

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

farmer

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; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Priest, Louisa Hoar

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

1824

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; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Priest, Jerohm

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

1814

HOW DID THE QUILTMAKER LEARN TO QUILT: Choose the way(s) the quilt maker learned to quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

WHEN LEARNED TO QUILT (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY): Choose the age when the quilt maker learned to quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

WHY DOES/DID THE QUILTMAKER QUILT: Choose the best explanation(s) for why the quilt maker makes quilts. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

How did owner acquire quilt? Choose the best description for how the owner acquired the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Gift

STATE: Enter the name of the state where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know 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. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

Source of Pattern: Choose where the quilt maker found the pattern for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

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; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

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.

1876-1900

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

Unknown

Technique: Choose the piecing method used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no piecing appears in the quilt.

Foundation Piecing

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. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no applique appears.

Unknown

Technique: Choose the novelty method used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no novelty technique appears on the quilt.

Unknown

Technique: Choose the embellishment technique used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. If your answer in Field 38f was no, skip this question.

Painting

Technique: Enter any unusual technique that hasn't been described in a previous field.

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

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

Unknown

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.

Side by side

SASHING WIDTH: Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another. Enter the width of the sashing in inches, if applicable.

1" striped ribbon

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

Unknown

verrt rows X horiz rows number of blocks This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Some blocks are harder to count than others (e.g. Storms at Sea, Double Wedding Ring). If needed, describe how the blocks were counted or if there are half

4 vertical rows, 4 horizontal rows, 16 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).

15

FABRIC Fibers: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

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

Satin

Patterns: Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Print

UNIQUE FIBER, FABRIC, OR FABRIC PRINT TYPES USED: Describe any fibers used in the quilt top that do not appear in Field 37, including any unique characteristics of fiber, fabric, or fabric prints used. There is a separate Field (38g) for embellishments.

plain weave/pile weave

PREDOMINANT COLORS: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Black

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.

Multicolor

QUILTING Choose the technique that best describes the way the quilt layers are held together. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Not quilted

Motif Design Choose the overall quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

Motif Design Choose the decorative quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

Motif Design Choose the background quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

BINDING EDGING Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Edges turned in/ no separate binding

Fiber Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

Weave Choose the fabric structure used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

Pattern Enter any binding materials used on the quilt that do not appear in a previous field.

5"/tassels/pompoms

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

BACKING Enter the number of pieces of fabric used in the quilt back.

three pieces

Fiber Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt back. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Silk

Predominant Color: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt backing. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF BACK: Choose the best description for the back of the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

INSCRIPTION Choose all the options that are found on the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Signature

OTHER TYPE(S) OF INSCRIPTION: If you chose Other, please describe the type of inscription here. This is not the field for the actual inscription, just the type of inscription.

Unknown

Inscription: Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings. If you are unsure of a letter or name, place a (?) to indicate uncertainty.

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

Inscription: Enter the date found on the quilt. If there is more than one date, enter others in field 20 (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965)

1884

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

Unknown

OTHER LOCATION OF INSCRIPTION: If you chose Other, please describe where the inscription was found.

Ribbons from Hudson & Stow Granges

Technique: Choose the method used to inscribe the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Ink

CONDITION Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Unknown

CONDITION Use this field to describe specific damage to the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

REPAIRS TO QUILT: If the quilt has been repaired or restored, use this field to describe the work that was done. Leave the field blank if the quilt has had no repairs.

Unknown

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.

Crazy

Details

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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 (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

1884

EMBELLISHMENT MATERIALS USED IN TOP: Choose the embellishment material used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

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. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

OTHER RELATED ITEMS SUCH AS IMAGE, ORAL HISTORY, OR EPHEMERA: Use this box to list other materials that exist about this quilt. This may include oral history, articles, additional photos or publications, etc.

See notes.

GENDER: Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s). Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

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.

New England Quilt Museum