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QUILT INDEX RECORD

11-37-6909

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts

Who documented this quilt?

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts; Royall House Association

MASS-Quilts ID Number:

5263

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt owner:

Royall House Association

Quilt owner's city:

Medford

Quilt owner's state:

Massachusetts (MA)

Quilt owner's county:

Middlesex

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Width:

38.5

Length:

40

Pattern name (maker/owner/historical):

Eastern Star

Name of the group that made the quilt:

Ladies sympathetic to the slaves

Quiltmaker's state:

Massachusetts (MA)

Quiltmaker's city:

Medfield

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

How did owner acquire quilt?

Gift

Time period:

1876-1900

Format:

Finished quilt

Technique, piecing:

Hand Piecing

Sashing width:

1.5

Vertical rows, horizontal rows and number of blocks:

11 vertical rows, 11 horizontal rows, 61 blocks

Block shape:

Squares

Block size:

3.25

Fabric fibers:

Silk

Patterns:

Solid/plain

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

plain weave/twill weave

Predominant colors:

Blue or Navy

Quilting:

Hand quilting

Motif design, overall:

Outline

Describe the quilting designs used:

chevrons

Quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

9-Aug

Width between quilting lines:

.25"

Binding and edging:

Separate binding applied

Binding; fiber:

Silk

Binding; weave:

Twill weave

Batting:

Cotton

Describe the quilt filling:

with debis

Backing, number of pieces:

4 Patch

Backing, fiber:

Silk

Backing, predominant color:

Brown

Describe the back:

Reversible

Inscription, type:

Message

Inscription, content:

Plead for the Slave./ Poem in center front block

Describe where the inscription was found:

in front 4 corners & back center

Inscription, technique:

Ink

Condition:

Poor/very worn

Condition, damage:

Dirty

Describe the damage:

shattering colored fabrics. This quilt is not structurally sound.

Pattern name, no. and source:

1631c

Pattern name, variations and comments:

8 Point Star

Details

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

1825-1900

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Royall House Association

Cite this Quilt

Ladies sympathetic to the slaves. Eastern Star. 1876-1900. From Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts, Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts; Royall House Association. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=11-37-6909. Accessed: 07/24/24