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QUILT INDEX RECORD

11-37-6914

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:

5276

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:

91

Length:

96

Pattern name (maker/owner/historical):

Signature

Time period:

1800-1849

Note:

madders

Format:

Finished quilt

Technique, applique:

Hand Applique

Sashing width:

2"

Vertical rows, horizontal rows and number of blocks:

76 blocks

Block shape:

Squares

Block size:

8.5

Fabric fibers:

Cotton

Patterns:

Print

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

plain weave

Predominant colors:

Beige or Tan

Antique colors:

Prussian Blue or Lafayette Blue

Quilting:

Hand quilting

Motif design, overall:

In-the-ditch

Quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

9

Binding and edging:

Separate binding applied

Binding; fiber:

Cotton

Binding; weave:

Plain weave

Batting:

Cotton

Backing, fiber:

Cotton

Backing, weave and pattern:

muslin

Backing, predominant color:

Cream

Describe the back:

Different fabrics

Inscription, type:

Signature

Inscription, content:

See notes

Inscription, technique:

Ink

Condition:

Good/moderate use

Condition, damage:

Dirty

Describe the damage:

This quilt is not structurally sound.

Pattern name, no. and source:

2687

Pattern name, variations and comments:

Elsie's Favorite-variation

Details

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

1848c

Subject of the quilt:

anti-slavery

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Royall House Association

Cite this Quilt

Signature. 1800-1849. 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=11-37-6914. Accessed: 07/24/24