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Eastern Star; 8 Point Star

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Cite this Quilt

;. 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: 09/22/21

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

ID# CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS

5263

OWNERSHIP OF THIS QUILT IS: Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection.

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt Owner: Add name of Quilt Owner if public or if the private owner agrees.

Royall House Association

City: QUILT OWNER CITY

Medford

QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.

Massachusetts (MA)

County: QUILT OWNER COUNTY

Middlesex

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

United States

Overall Size, width: Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)

38.5

Length: Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).

40

Pattern Name: (maker/owner/historical) OWNER'S NAME FOR QUILT'S PATTERN: Enter the name given to the quilt by the owner. This can be the name the family used to refer to the quilt as it passed through different generations, e.g. "Aunt Susie's quilt" or a

Eastern Star

Quiltmaker: QUILT TOP MADE BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who made the quilt top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

IF QUILTING GROUP, GROUP NAME: Enter the name of the quilting group (e.g. Red Star Quilt Guild).

Ladies sympathetic to the slaves

STATE: Enter the state where the quilt maker lives/lived.

Massachusetts (MA)

City: Enter the city where the quilt maker lives/lived.

Medfield

COUNTRY: Enter the country where the quilt maker lives/lived.

United States

QUILT MAKER'S BIRTH STATE: Select the state of the quilt maker's birth.

Unknown

QUILT MAKER'S COUNTRY OF BIRTH: Select the quilt maker's country of birth, if known.

Unknown

HOW DID THE QUILTMAKER LEARN TO QUILT: Choose the way(s) the quilt maker learned to quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

WHEN LEARNED TO QUILT (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY): Choose the age when the quilt maker learned to quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

WHY DOES/DID THE QUILTMAKER QUILT: Choose the best explanation(s) for why the quilt maker makes quilts. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

How did owner acquire quilt? Choose the best description for how the owner acquired the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Gift

STATE: Enter the name of the state where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

Unknown

Where, why, for what occasion/person/use was quilt made? If the quilt was made for a specific purpose, choose the reason from the list. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

Source of Pattern: Choose where the quilt maker found the pattern for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

Who did quilting/tying? Enter the name of the person(s) who quilted the top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

TIME PERIOD: Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made. The date does not have to appear on the quilt to enter it in this field. This can be your best guess based on family stories or your own knowledge of quilts.

1876-1900

Format: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.

Unknown

TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Finished quilt

Technique: Choose the piecing method used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no piecing appears in the quilt.

Hand Piecing

CONTAINS PAPER REMAINS: This field is for quilts that have been either string pieced on a paper foundation or English template pieced. Choose yes if you can feel or see paper on the quilt that was used as a construction aid.

Unknown

Technique: Choose the applique method used to construct the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no applique appears.

Unknown

Technique: Choose the novelty method used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no novelty technique appears on the quilt.

Unknown

Technique: Choose the embellishment technique used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. If your answer in Field 38f was no, skip this question.

Unknown

Layout: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks are set together. Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another.

Unknown

SASHING WIDTH: Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another. Enter the width of the sashing in inches, if applicable.

1.5

Layout: Choose the best description for the edges of the quilt.

Unknown

verrt rows X horiz rows number of blocks This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Some blocks are harder to count than others (e.g. Storms at Sea, Double Wedding Ring). If needed, describe how the blocks were counted or if there are half

11 vertical rows, 11 horizontal rows, 61 blocks

Block Shape Some patterns use the same shape template throughout the quilt (i.e. Charm quilts, Grandmother Flower Garden, Brick wall, Lone Star). If this applies to your quilt, choose the best description.

Squares

block size Applies only to block pattern quilts; block patterns are by far the most common layout formats. Block patterns don't have to be square (Double Wedding Ring and Grandmother's Flower Garden are common non-square blocks).

3.25

FABRIC Fibers: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Silk

Weaves/Surfaces Choose all the types of fabric that are used to make the quilt top.

Unknown

Patterns: Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Solid/plain

UNIQUE FIBER, FABRIC, OR FABRIC PRINT TYPES USED: Describe any fibers used in the quilt top that do not appear in Field 37, including any unique characteristics of fiber, fabric, or fabric prints used. There is a separate Field (38g) for embellishments.

plain weave/twill weave

PREDOMINANT COLORS: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Blue or Navy

QUILT-SPECIFIC COLOR(S): CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: These are color names that describe how the fabric was made, (usually a dye process) or where the fabric was manufactured.

Unknown

OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.

Unknown

QUILTING Choose the technique that best describes the way the quilt layers are held together. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Hand quilting

Motif Design Choose the overall quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Outline

Motif Design Choose the decorative quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

Motif Design Choose the background quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

Motif Design Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.

chevrons

Quilting stitches per inch: Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in one place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.

9-Aug

If applicable, width between quilting lines: Try to determine the average distance between quilt motifs to determine how densely the quilt is quilted. Enter your estimate.

.25"

BINDING EDGING Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Separate binding applied

Fiber Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Silk

Weave Choose the fabric structure used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Twill weave

BATTING Choose the fiber content that best describes the material used to fill the quilt.

Cotton

UNIQUE OR OTHER BATTING: Enter any batting materials used on the quilt that don't appear in a previous field.

with debis

BACKING Enter the number of pieces of fabric used in the quilt back.

4 Patch

Fiber Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt back. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Silk

Predominant Color: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt backing. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Brown

DESCRIPTION OF BACK: Choose the best description for the back of the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Reversible

INSCRIPTION Choose all the options that are found on the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Message

OTHER TYPE(S) OF INSCRIPTION: If you chose Other, please describe the type of inscription here. This is not the field for the actual inscription, just the type of inscription.

Unknown

Inscription: Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings. If you are unsure of a letter or name, place a (?) to indicate uncertainty.

Plead for the Slave./ Poem in center front block

Front/back Enter where the inscription was found on the quilt.

Unknown

OTHER LOCATION OF INSCRIPTION: If you chose Other, please describe where the inscription was found.

in front 4 corners & back center

Technique: Choose the method used to inscribe the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Ink

CONDITION Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Poor/very worn

CONDITION Use this field to describe specific damage to the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Dirty

OTHER DAMAGE TO QUILT: If you chose Other, please describe the damage.

shattering colored fabrics. This quilt is not structurally sound.

REPAIRS TO QUILT: If the quilt has been repaired or restored, use this field to describe the work that was done. Leave the field blank if the quilt has had no repairs.

Unknown

No. If you have a reference for the pattern name, put the number and source here.

1631c

Variation: Comments: This is the name of the quilt pattern that it is commonly used among quilt makers and historians. It may be different in different regions of the country.

8 Point Star

Details

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SHAPE OF CORNERS: Choose the best description for the corners of the quilt.

Unknown

OTHER EXTERNAL OR PROFESSIONAL DATE ESTIMATION: If the date was estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser, enter that date (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

1825-1900

EMBELLISHMENT MATERIALS USED IN TOP: Choose the embellishment material used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

WIDTH OF QUILT BINDING: Choose the width (in inches) of the binding of the quilt. Measure from the front side only.

Unknown

SOURCE OF QUILT'S MATERIALS: Choose how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

GENDER: Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s). Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.

Restricted

FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.

Royall House Association