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QUILT INDEX RECORD

11-37-6082

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:

3958

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Width:

81

Length:

91

How did owner acquire quilt?

Purchase

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

in upstate NY

Time period:

1876-1900

Format:

Finished quilt

Technique, piecing:

Hand Piecing

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Vertical rows, horizontal rows and number of blocks:

28 vertical rows, 32 horizontal rows, 896 blocks

Block shape:

Squares

Block size:

3

Fabric fibers:

Cotton

Patterns:

Solid/plain

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

plain weave

Predominant colors:

White

Antique colors:

Turkey Red

Quilting:

Hand quilting

Motif design, overall:

Echo

Quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

7

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, predominant color:

White

Inscription, type:

Signature

Inscription, content:

signed by "Mrs Grover Cleveland", whose husband was governor of NY 1881-1885

Condition:

Good/moderate use

Condition, damage:

Dirty

Describe the damage:

Damaged

Condition, structurally sound?

This quilt is structurally sound.

Pattern name, variations and comments:

Half-Square Triangles

Details

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

1880-1885c

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project (MassQuilts)

Cite this Quilt

Half-Square Triangles. 1876-1900. From Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts, Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=11-37-6082. Accessed: 06/16/24