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11-37-5407

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts

Who documented this quilt?

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts

MASS-Quilts ID Number:

2863

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Width:

76.75

Length:

86.5

Quilt top made by:

Mallison, Sarah

Quiltmaker's state:

Massachusetts (MA)

Quiltmaker's city:

Becket

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's D.O.B.:

1842

Occupation:

housewife

Date of death and location:

1862 ? in Becket, MA.

Ethnic group:

French/English/Am. Indian

Spouse's occupation:

carpenter

# of Children:

information for Sarah says 6+ children/ inconsistent with birth/death dates?

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Hazard, Hannah

How did owner acquire quilt?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

from grandfather who was great-grandson and great-nephew of quilters

Time period:

1930-1949

Note:

This should be in book

Format:

Finished quilt

Technique, piecing:

Hand Piecing

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Vertical rows, horizontal rows and number of blocks:

8 vertical rows, 7 horizontal rows, 64 blocks

Block shape:

Sampler

Block size:

10 - 11.5

Fabric fibers:

Cotton

Patterns:

Print

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

some fabrics pre-date 1900, plain weave

Overall color scheme:

Dark colors

Quilting:

Tied or tufted

Border; technique, fiber, weave, pattern:

Cotton

Binding and edging:

Machine sewn

Binding; fiber:

Cotton

Binding; weave:

Plain weave

Binding; pattern:

patterned fabric, top stitched/ multi fabrics

Batting:

Cotton

Backing, number of pieces:

three pieces

Backing, fiber:

Cotton

Backing, predominant color:

Black

Inscription, type:

Initials

Inscription, content:

Sarah Mallison 1905/ Bertha M ?1937

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

1905/1937

Inscription, front/back:

on back

Condition:

Good/moderate use

Condition, damage:

Fading

Describe the damage:

Damaged

Condition, structurally sound?

This quilt is structurally sound.

Pattern name, variations and comments:

Sampler

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

1900c

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project (MassQuilts)

Cite this Quilt

Mallison, Sara. Sampler. 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=11-37-5407. Accessed: 04/20/24