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QUILT INDEX RECORD

11-37-5715

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:

3386

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Width:

72

Length:

86

Pattern name (maker/owner/historical):

Civil War/ Presentational Quilt

How did owner acquire quilt?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

from mother

Time period:

1850-1875

Format:

Finished quilt

Technique, piecing:

Hand Piecing

Technique, embellishments:

Embroidery

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Vertical rows, horizontal rows and number of blocks:

5 vertical rows, 6 horizontal rows, 50+ blocks

Block shape:

Squares

Block size:

10

Fabric fibers:

Cotton

Patterns:

Print

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

plain weave

Predominant colors:

Blue or Navy

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilting:

Hand quilting

Motif design, overall:

Echo

Quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

8

Binding and edging:

Separate binding applied

Binding; fiber:

Cotton

Binding; weave:

Plain weave

Batting:

Cotton

Backing, number of pieces:

three pieces

Backing, fiber:

Cotton

Backing, weave and pattern:

muslin

Backing, predominant color:

Cream

Inscription, type:

Signature

Inscription, content:

place/regiment numbers; eagle, flags, names, sayings, initials

Inscription, front/back:

on back

Inscription, technique:

Embroidery

Condition:

Very good/almost new

Condition, damage:

Stains

Describe the damage:

Damaged

Condition, structurally sound?

This quilt is structurally sound.

Pattern name, no. and source:

2812

Pattern name, variations and comments:

Album

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

1865

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project (MassQuilts)

Cite this Quilt

Civil War/ Presentational Quilt. 1850-1875. From Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts, Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=11-37-5715. Accessed: 04/20/24