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QUILT INDEX RECORD

11-37-7324

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts

Who documented this quilt?

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts; Hingham Historical Society

MASS-Quilts ID Number:

5012

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt owner:

Hingham Historical Society

Quilt owner's city:

Hingham

Quilt owner's state:

Massachusetts (MA)

Quilt owner's county:

Plymouth

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Width:

35.75

Length:

35.5

Pattern name (maker/owner/historical):

Signature/Abolition

Quilt top made by:

Liincoln, Mary Hersey

Occupation:

first preceptress of Derby Academy/Hingham

Time period:

1800-1849

Format:

Finished quilt

Technique, piecing:

Hand Piecing

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Alternating with plain squares

Vertical rows, horizontal rows and number of blocks:

61 blocks

Block shape:

Squares

Block size:

4.25

Fabric fibers:

Cotton

Weaves/Surfaces:

Glazed

Patterns:

Solid/plain

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

polished

Predominant colors:

Blue or Navy

Quilting:

Hand quilting

Motif design, overall:

Grid square

Quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

9

If applicable, width between quilting lines:

3"

Color of thread used in the quilting:

2 colors of quilting thread

Binding and edging:

Separate binding applied

Binding; fiber:

Cotton

Binding; weave:

Plain weave

How wide is the binding (measure on the top only)?

2/3"

Binding; pattern:

polished, blue

Batting:

Cotton

Backing, number of pieces:

two pieces

Backing, fiber:

Cotton

Backing, weave and pattern:

polished

Describe the back:

Hand sewn

Inscription, type:

Message

Inscription, content:

see full record; all verses photographed

Describe where the inscription was found:

on front

Inscription, technique:

Ink

Describe the damage:

fold lines

Condition, structurally sound?

This quilt is structurally sound.

Pattern name, variations and comments:

One Patch

Details

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

1840c

What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?

half inch - one inch

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Hingham Historical Society

Cite this Quilt

Liincoln, Mary Herse. Signature/Abolition. 1800-1849. From Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts, Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts; Hingham Historical Society. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=11-37-7324. Accessed: 12/02/22