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11-37-5806

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#

2722

Museum Accession Number:

NEQM# 1989.04

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:

84

Length:

93.75

Quilt top made by:

Head, Mrs. Nathaniel

Quiltmaker's state:

New Hampshire (NH)

Quiltmaker's city:

Pembroke

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's D.O.B.:

before 1800

# of Children:

Great-grandmother of Sarah Frances Stevens, b. 1854, of Pembroke, NH.

How did owner acquire quilt?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

from Mrs. Paul Cummings/ Quilt was in family since early 19th c.

Time period:

1800-1849

Do you know if any of the following exist (quiltmaker's diary or letters, patterns for quilt/quilting, photos of quiltmaker, quiltmaker's scrapbook or clippings, quiltmaker's patterns, awards, ribbons, pins, photo of quilt, other, existent?, if so, where)?

Gilbert pg 28

Format:

Finished quilt

Technique, piecing:

Hand Piecing

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Vertical rows, horizontal rows and number of blocks:

4 vertical rows, 4 horizontal rows, 16 blocks

Block shape:

Squares

Block size:

21

Fabric fibers:

Cotton

Weaves/Surfaces:

Glazed

Patterns:

Solid/plain

Predominant colors:

Brown

Quilting:

Hand quilting

Motif design, overall:

Grid/crosshatch

Motif design, decorative:

Floral

Quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

7

If applicable, width between quilting lines:

grid: 3/4"

Number of borders:

1

Border; technique, fiber, weave, pattern:

Wool, plain weave

Binding and edging:

Edges turned in/ no separate binding

Batting:

Wool

Batting thickness:

Medium

Backing, number of pieces:

9

Backing, fiber:

Wool

Condition:

Fair/worn

Condition, damage:

Dirty

Describe the damage:

Damaged

Condition, structurally sound?

This quilt is structurally sound.

Pattern name, variations and comments:

Snowball

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

1800

Access and copyright information for image:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

New England Quilt Museum

Cite this Quilt

Head, Mrs. Nathanie. Snowball. 1800-1849. 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=11-37-5806. Accessed: 08/12/22