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Arabic Lattice Pattern Quilt

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-6286

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project; The Henry Ford

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

13.0147

If this quilt is owned by a museum, enter the accession number:

35.885.1

Owner's name for the quilt:

Arabic Lattice Pattern Quilt

What is the number for this pattern from Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Patterns or Applique?

2561

Biography of the quiltmaker?

Cora Owen sent this quilt to industrialist Henry Ford and his wife Clara as a Christmas gift in 1935.

When was the form filled out?

2013

Quilt top made by:

Owen, Cora

Quilted by:

Owen, Cora

If you are a relative of the quiltmaker, how are you related? The quiltmaker is my:

Quilt owner

Where the quilt was made, city:

Thomaston

Where the quilt was made, county:

Upston County

Where the quilt was made, state:

Georgia (GA)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Time period:

1930-1949

When was the quilt finished?

ca.1930

If the date was estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser, enter that date.

ca. 1930

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's county:

Upson County

Quiltmaker's state:

Georgia (GA)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's birth date:

04-15-1890

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Georgia

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

10-1983

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Worked as a spinner in a textile factory.

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

70.75 in

How long is the quilt?

80 in

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

What color(s) is the quilt?

Orange; Turquoise

Overall color scheme:

Two color

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

90

Size of quilt blocks:

7.75 - 8 in

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

What is the shape of the quilt block?

Squares

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

1

Fiber type(s) used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric type(s) used to make the quilt top:

Other

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

Cream

Describe the back:

Solid/plain

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

Fabric structure of the binding?

Plain weave

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front

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

less than a half inch

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How thick is the quilt?

Medium

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

Cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

White

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

4-5 stitches per inch

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Outline

Quilting designs used, background fills:

None

Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:

This pattern was sold by Ladies Art Company, pattern 413. The quilt top was pieced on a Singer sewing machine.

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

Quilting Genius, 2004. Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI.

Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:

Letter from Cora Owen to Henry Ford:/ Dec 20 - 1935/ Dear Mr. Ford/ Just thought I would send you and Mrs Ford a Christmas Present./ I dont know very much about Ford cars and could not drive one or any other car but I would like you to know that I do know something about a singer sewing machine/ and can run one as I pieced all of the top of this quilt on the singer machine/ I surely hope you and Mrs Ford will get as much pleasure out of it as I did in making it for you Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas/ I am cincerely/ Mrs Cora Owen

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

Source of the information on this quilt:

Museum Representative

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private- Nonprofit Organization

Quilt owner's name:

The Henry Ford

Quilt owner's city:

Dearborn

Quilt owner's county:

Wayne

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

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Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Who photographed this quilt?

The Henry Ford

Copyright holder:

The Henry Ford

Cite this Quilt

Owen, Cor. Arabic Lattice Pattern Quilt. ca.1930. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project; The Henry Ford. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-6286. Accessed: 08/12/22