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15-11-3420

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Wisconsin Quilt History Project

Who documented this quilt?

Wisconsin Quilt History Project

Wisconsin Quilt History Project Number:

A523

Person filling out this form is:

Daughter of quiltmaker; Quilt owner

When was the form filled out?

06-26-2010

Choose the best description of the source to the quilt:

Quilt owner

If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?

Inherited

This is a:

Finished quilt

Owner's name for quilt:

Drunkard's path

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Burgoyne surrounded

Brackman # or other source & #:

2098

How wide is the quilt?

74 in.

How long is the quilt?

82 in.

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy; White

Overall color scheme:

Two color

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

Damage:

Stains

Describe the damage:

Slight wear

Time period:

1930-1949

When was the quilt started?

late 1930's

Family/owner's date for quilt:

late 30's

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

c.1940

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Carol Butzke, AQS Certified Appraiser

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

9

Size of quilt blocks:

13.50 in.

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by pieced pattern sashing

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

2

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Squares

Sashing width:

8.50 in.

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

3.50 in. to 3.75 in. wide

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric types used to make the quilt top:

Broadcloth

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

Width of pieces on the back:

8 in. 33 in. 33.25 in.

Describe the back:

Solid/plain

Fabric structure of the binding:

Plain weave

How is the binding made?

Front turned to back

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?

Thin (Less than 3/16

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Color of thread used in the quilting:

white

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

10

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Grid/crosshatch; Single parallel lines

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

Unusual set Quilting is 1.0 in. parallel lines smaller in pieced area double lined hanging diamonds 1.25 in. in border

Quilt top made by:

Hoar, Jean Keeler

Where the quilt was made, state:

Wisconsin (WI)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

The quilt was made by the owner's mother.

Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field:

This quilt was always on the bed in the guest room.

Why was the quilt made?

Unknown

Details about why the quilt was made:

Part of depression, make do with what you have

The quilt was made to be used for:

Bedding, daily use

Where did the maker get their materials?

Purchased new

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Horwitz, Ann

Quilt owner's state:

Wisconsin (WI)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Keeler

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

03-37-1908

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Shell Lake

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Wisconsin

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

Spring 1992

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

English

Quiltmaker's educational background:

College

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Methodist

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Nurse and housewife

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Rural

Quiltmaker's city:

Mequon

Quiltmaker's state:

Wisconsin (WI)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Keeler. Frank

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

Denmark Iowa

Quiltmaker's father's ethnic/tribal background:

English

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Peasle, Anne

Quiltmaker's mother's ethnic/tribal background:

English

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' ethnic/tribal background:

English

Number of children:

2

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

1

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

1

How did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

From Relative

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Age 20-29

Why does the quiltmaker quilt?

Pleasure; Other

Notes on how the quiltmaker learned, and how and why they quilt:

Part of Depression, make do with what you have

Estimated number of quilts made by this quiltmaker:

1-5 quilts

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts?

no

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

no

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

Maker learned to quilt as an adult from her aunt's.

Copyright holder:

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

Cite this Quilt

Hoar, Jean Keele. Drunkard's path. 1930-1949. From Wisconsin Quilt History Project, Wisconsin Quilt History Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=15-11-3420. Accessed: 02/09/23