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Rail Fence; Civil War Soldier's Quilt

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Cite this Quilt

Rail Fence. 1870c. From Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts, Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=11-37-2954. Accessed: 07/31/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

11-37-2954

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

7037

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

77"

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

75.25"

Pattern Name: (maker/owner/historical) OWNER'S NAME FOR QUILT'S PATTERN: Enter the name given to the quilt by the owner. This can be the name the family used to refer to the quilt as it passed through different generations, e.g. "Aunt Susie's quilt" or a

Rail Fence

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

Inheritance

CITY: Enter the name of the city where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

Hopkinton

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.

Massachusetts (MA)

COUNTRY: Enter the name of the country where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

United States

OCCASION, DATE, PERSON INHERITED FROM, ETC: If the quilt was inherited, enter any information you know about the inheritance. Skip the question if the quilt was not passed down in the family.

Quilt from Hopkinton, MA; given to mother of current owner; family genealogy attached

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.

1850-1875

When? Enter the date the quilt was finished (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). Leave blank if you don't know.

1870c

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

Medallion or framed center

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

Finished quilt

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.

Hand Piecing; Machine Piecing

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.

Machine Applique

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

appliqued stars

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

Straight

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

Layout: If none of the options in the field above, explain the quilt setting here. May relate to Fields 26 & 27, if the blocks sizes are not the same throughout the quilt.

each corner has same star block

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

Straight

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

10 vertical x 10 horizontal: 84

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).

7.5"

MEDALLION SIZE (L X W): If your quilt has one block in the center that is larger and more special than the rest of the blocks in the quilt, it is probably a medallion. It can be pieced, appliquéd or a printed panel. Enter the medallion size in inches.

15" x 16" medallion

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

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

Solid/plain

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

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

White; Blue; Red

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

Hand quilting

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

Outline

Motif Design Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.

outline to stars in blocks

Quilting stitches per inch: Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in one place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.

5

NUMBER OF QUILTING STITCHES PER INCH (PLACE 2): Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in a different place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.

6

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

Cotton

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

Thin

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

Date; Signature; Place

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.

Names; Companies; Home towns; Date enlisted

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

on front

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.

Good/moderate use

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

Fading; Stains; Dirty

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

This quilt is structurally sound.

No. If you have a reference for the pattern name, put the number and source here.

Brackman 1111

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.

Civil War Soldier's Quilt

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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)