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Robbing Peter to pay Paul variation

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

15-11-2485

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Wisconsin Quilt History Project

Who documented this quilt?

Wisconsin Quilt History Project

CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS: Enter the main control number for this item you are entering. For a museum, this will probably be your acquisition number. It may be the number given to the quilt by the state or county project.

1067

AUTHOR/INTERVIEWEE: The person who brought the quilt for documentation is the source. Enter his/her name here.

Blood relative of quiltmaker; Quilt owner

DATE OF DATA COLLECTION: Enter the date the state or county documentation form was filled out (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

04/23/1990

RELATIONSHIP OF SOURCE PERSON TO QUILT: Choose the best description of the relationship of the source to the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Quilt owner

IF SOURCE PERSON IS QUILT OWNER: If the source is the owner, choose how they came to own the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Inherited

LOCATION OF DATA COLLECTION

Milwaukee Public Museum

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

Finished quilt

ALTERNATE NAME(S) FOR THE QUILT'S PATTERN IN COMMON USE: 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.

Robbing Peter to pay Paul variation

OVERALL WIDTH: Enter how wide the quilt is. Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)

69 inches

OVERALL LENGTH: Enter how long the quilt is. Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).

84 inches

PREDOMINANT COLOR(S): CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

White

List any colors used in the quilt not previously described.

Peach, pastel prints

OVERALL CONDITION: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Good/moderate use

DAMAGE TO QUILT: Use this field to describe specific damage to the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Wear to edge or binding; Other

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

Binding frayed

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.

1930-1949

FAMILY/OWNER'S DATE FOR QUILT: If there are family stories that indicate a date when the quilt was made, enter that date (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

1940 or earlier

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

Other

NUMBER OF BORDERS: Borders are the strips of fabric that are added after the blocks (and sashings) are put together. They appear on the outside edges of the quilt. Quilts often have multiple borders. Enter the number of borders on the quilt.

none

FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

FABRIC PATTERNS, STYLES, MOTIFS, OR PRINT CATEGORIES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Print

OTHER 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.

Pastel prints

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: PIECING TECHNIQUES: Choose the piecing method used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Hand Piecing; Machine Piecing

FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT BACK: Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt back. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

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

White

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

Solid/plain

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN BINDING: Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Separate binding applied

MATERIAL USED FOR QUILT BATTING OR FILLING: Choose the fiber content that best describes the material used to fill the quilt.

Cannot tell

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

Hand quilting

PLEASE DESCRIBE OTHER QUILTING DESIGNS USED: Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.

Quilting follows top design. Quilted by hand.

ANY OTHER FEATURES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S APPEARANCE, MATERIALS OR CONSTRUCTION: Describe anything about the physical appearance of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

Binding stitched by hand. Blockset solid forming a secondary pattern. Quilting stitches medium to large, uneven. Scalloped binding within border. Condition: used, moderate use, binding frayed.

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.

Housmann, Louise Wischer

QUILTED BY: 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.

Housmann, Louise Wischer

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

Milwaukee

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

Milwaukee

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.

Wisconsin (WI)

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

United States

HOW WAS QUILT ACQUIRED BY OWNER: Choose the best description for how the owner acquired the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose
more than one. Skip the question if you don't know how the owner acquired the quilt.

Inheritance

ANY ADDITIONAL STORIES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S OWNERSHIP OR HISTORY: Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

Current quilt owner received quilt from her grandmother, Mildred Paepke. Quilt maker was current quilt owner's great, great grandmother - Louise Wischer Housmann. Quilt maker was 62 years old when she made the quilt.

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

Old clothes

OTHER SOURCE(S) OF QUILT'S MATERIALS: If you chose Other, please explain how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt.

Border material was purchased.

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

Private

NAME OF QUILT OWNER: Add name of Quilt Owner if public.

DeAngelis, Tracy K.

QUILT OWNER CITY

Muskego

QUILT OWNER COUNTY

Waukesha

QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.

Wisconsin (WI)

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

United States

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

Female

OCCUPATION: Enter the occupation of the quilt maker (if retired, former occupation).

Homemaker

COUNTY: Enter the county where the quilt maker lives/lived.

Milwaukee

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

Milwaukee

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

Wisconsin (WI)

Enter the country where the quilt maker lives/lived.

United States

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: Enter the number of children of the quilt maker.

4

NUMBER OF FEMALE CHILDREN: Enter the number of daughters of the quilt maker.

3

NUMBER OF MALE CHILDREN: Enter the number of sons of the quilt maker.

1

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

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

Cite this Quilt

Housmann, Louise Wische. Robbing Peter to pay Paul variation. 1930-1949. From Wisconsin Quilt History Project, Wisconsin Quilt History Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=15-11-2485. Accessed: 12/02/21