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Middleton, Dorinda Mae Cron. Honoring Emma. 2012. From Wisconsin Quilt History Project, Wisconsin Quilt History Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=15-11-794. Accessed: 06/20/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

15-11-794

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.

A1082

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

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).

11-15-2014

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.

Quiltmaker, Quilt owner

IF SOURCE PERSON IS A QUILTMAKER: If the source is the quilt maker, choose the parts of the quiltmaking process that best describe the quilt maker's work. Use ctrl + click for multiple values.

Made entire quilt

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.

Made the quilt

LOCATION OF DATA COLLECTION

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

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

Finished quilt

QUILT'S TITLE, IF IT HAS ONE: Enter the name given to the quilt by the maker. Many quilts have no title, but contemporary quilters often give a name to their quilts. If the quilt has no title, leave this field blank.

Honoring Emma

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

52.75 in.

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

62.5 in.

SHAPE OF EDGE: Choose the best description for the edges of the quilt.

Straight

SHAPE OF CORNERS: Choose the best description for the corners of the quilt.

Straight

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

Black, Blue or Navy, Brown, Coral, Gold, Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow

OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.

Multicolor

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

Excellent/like new

TYPE(S) OF INSCRIPTION: Choose all the options that are found on the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Date, Message, Multiple Names, Place, Signature, Other

OTHER TYPE(S) OF INSCRIPTION: If you chose Other, please describe the type of inscription here. This is not the field for the actual inscription, just the type of inscription.

Contests & Awards

CONTENT OF INSCRIPTION(S): Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings. If you are unsure of a letter or name, place a (?) to indicate uncertainty.

Honoring Emma It took from Jan.5-Mar.6 2011-2012 to hand quilt this quilt. I will be 82 this April 16, 2012. Crazy Quilters Guild First place 2012 Wisconsin State Fair 2013 first place Best use of applique Light House Quilters, Racine, 2013 Dorinda Middleton

DATE OF INSCRIPTION: Enter the date found on the quilt. If there is more than one date, enter others in field 20 (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965)

2011-2012

METHOD OF INSCRIPTION: Choose the method used to inscribe the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Attached label, Ink

LOCATION OF INSCRIPTION: Enter where the inscription was found on the quilt.

on back

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.

2000-2025

DATE BEGUN: Enter the date the quilt was started (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). Leave blank if you don't know.

2011

DATE FINISHED: Enter the date the quilt was finished (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). Leave blank if you don't know.

2012

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

Medallion or framed center

NUMBER OF QUILT BLOCKS: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Some blocks are harder to count than others (e.g. Storms at Sea, Double Wedding Ring). If needed, describe how the blocks were counted or if there are half blocks/corner blocks

1 applique medallion, 14 small applique blocks.

SIZE OF QUILT BLOCKS (L X W): Applies only to block pattern quilts; block patterns are by far the most common layout formats. Block patterns don't have to be square (Double Wedding Ring and Grandmother's Flower Garden are common non-square blocks).

9.25 x 9.5 in.

SPACING RELATIVE TO OTHER BLOCKS: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks are set together. Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another.

Other

OTHER SPACING: If none of the options in Field 29 describe the quilt, explain the quilt setting here. May relate to Fields 26 & 27, if the blocks sizes are not the same throughout the quilt.

Medallion is set straight, Surrounding blocks are set on point.

NUMBER OF DIFFERENT BLOCK PATTERNS PRESENT: Enter the number of different block patterns used in the quilt.

15

MEDALLION SIZE (L X W): If your quilt has one block in the center that is larger and more special than the rest of the blocks in the quilt, it is probably a medallion. It can be pieced, appliquéd or a printed panel. Enter the medallion size in inches.

13.25 x 13.25 in.

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.

1

BORDER DESCRIPTION: Describe the style of the borders (i.e. pieced, appliquéd, stenciled) and the width of each border, from the inside to the outside.

Single green print border measures 6.5 in. wide.

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 TYPES IN USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fabric that are used to make the quilt top.

Broadcloth

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.

Floral, Geometric, Hand-dyed, Print, Solid/plain

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.

Machine Piecing

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: APPLIQUE TECHNIQUES: Choose the applique method used to construct the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no applique appears on the quilt.

Hand Applique

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: EMBELLISHMENT TECHNIQUES: Choose the embellishment technique used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. If your answer in Field 38f was no, skip this question.

Embroidery

EMBELLISHMENT MATERIALS USED IN TOP: Choose the embellishment material used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. If your answer in Field 38f was no, skip this question.

Cotton thread

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.

Beige or Tan, Blue or Navy, Cream, Green, Red

NUMBER OF PIECES IN QUILT BACK: Enter the number of pieces of fabric used in the quilt back.

2

WIDTH OF PIECES: Enter, in inches, the width of the pieces of fabric on the back of the quilt. Do not enter if the back is an art quilt.

27.75 & 38 in.

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

Machine sewn, Print, Same fabric used throughout

MATERIALS USED IN QUILT BINDING: Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

FABRIC STRUCTURE USED IN BINDING: Choose the fabric structure used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Plain weave

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

Hand sewn, Home cut, Machine sewn, Separate binding applied, Straight grain

WIDTH OF QUILT BINDING: Choose the width (in inches) of the binding of the quilt. Measure from the front side only.

less than a half inch

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

Other

UNIQUE OR OTHER BATTING (PLEASE DESCRIBE): Enter any batting materials used on the quilt that don't appear in a previous field.

Hobbs Heirloom 80/20, cotton/poly

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

THREAD COLOR: Enter the color(s) of thread used to hold the quilt layers together.

Cream

NUMBER OF QUILTING STITCHES (PLACE 1): Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in one place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.

5 spi.

NUMBER OF QUILTING STITCHES (PLACE 2): Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in a different place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.

5 spi.

WIDTH BETWEEN QUILTING LINES (IN INCHES): Try to determine the average distance between quilt motifs to determine how densely the quilt is quilted. Enter your estimate.

.75 in. maximum

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: MOTIFS/OVERALL PATTERNS: Choose the overall quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if none of the designs appear on the quilt.

Outline, Single parallel lines

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.

Colorful sampler quilt made from hand appliqued floral motifs: Spray from a cornucopia, harp, and wreaths. Surrounded by half-square and quarter-square triangles in shades of green. Fine hand embroidered details. Hanging sleeve attached to back of quilt is constructed from backing fabric and measures 4.5 in. wide.

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.

Middleton, Dorinda Mae Cronk

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.

Middleton, Dorinda Mae Cronk

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.

East Troy

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.

Walworth

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.

Made by owner

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.

Quilt will be handed down to a family member.

QUILTMAKER'S REASONS FOR MAKING THE QUILT: If the quilt was made for a specific purpose, choose the reason from the list. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Art or personal expression, Other

PLEASE EXPLAIN OTHER OCCASION, IF APPLICABLE: If you chose Other, please explain the occasion.

To Show/Exhibit

QUILT WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED TO BE USED AS: Not all quilts were made for beds. Choose how the quilt was originally used. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Artwork/wall hanging

QUILT IS PRESENTLY USED AS: Choose how the quilt is being used by the present owner. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Artwork/wall hanging

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

Purchased new

QUILT TOP PATTERN SOURCE: Choose where the quilt maker found the pattern for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Commercial/Published source: Pattern

OTHER TOP PATTERN SOURCE(S): If you chose Other, please explain where the pattern was found.

Saw "Dust 4 Stitches" pattern in a quilt shop in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Liked it and made it.

QUILTING DESIGN PATTERN SOURCE: Choose where the quilt maker found the pattern for the quilting design used in this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Public domain

ANY ADDITIONAL NOTES OR STORIES ABOUT THE QUILT'S DESIGN OR MATERIALS SOURCE: Describe anything about the design of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

At the age of 81, Mrs. Middleton quilted this quilt between 01-05-2011 to 03-06-2011.

EXHIBITIONS (LIST ALL): List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed including: Title, Location, Dates, Venue of Exhibit and Catalog Title or publications, if applicable. Use this field for all information.

Crazy Quilters Guild Show Mukwonago, Wisconsin 2012 Wisconsin State Fair Milwaukee, Wisconsin 08-2013 Light House Quilters Racine, Wisconsin 2013

CONTESTS ENTERED (LIST ALL): List contest entered including: Contest Name, Location, Dates, Awards or Prizes, and Contest Catalog or Publications, if applicable. Use this field for all contests rather than following individual fields.

Crazy Quilters Guild Show Mukwonago, Wisconsin 2012 First Place Wisconsin State Fair Milwaukee, Wisconsin 08-2013 First Place Light House Quilters Racine, Wisconsin 2013 First Place for Best Use of Applique

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

Private

QUILTMAKER'S MAIDEN NAME: Enter the maiden name of the quilt maker.

Cronk

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

Female

BIRTH DATE: Enter the birth date of the quilt maker (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

04-16-1930

QUILTMAKER'S ETHNIC/TRIBAL BACKGROUND: Enter the ethnic background or tribal affiliation of the quilt maker.

American

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Enter the last level of education completed by the quilt maker.

High School

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Enter the religious affiliation of the quilt maker.

Congregational

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

Factory Worker

QUILT MAKER'S BIRTH CITY AND/OR COUNTY: Name of the city where the quilt maker was born.

Elkhorn/ Walworth Co.

QUILT MAKER'S BIRTH STATE: Select the state of the quilt maker's birth.

Wisconsin

QUILT MAKER'S COUNTRY OF BIRTH: Select the quilt maker's country of birth, if known.

United States

IN WHICH KIND OF ENVIRONMENT DID THE QUILTMAKER GROW UP?: Choose the kind of environment the quilt maker(s) are from. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Rural

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

Walworth

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

East Troy

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

Wisconsin (WI)

Enter the country where the quilt maker lives/lived.

United States

FATHER'S NAME: Enter the name of the quilt maker's father.

Cronk, Frederick Charles

FATHER'S BIRTHPLACE: Enter the birthplace of the quilt maker's father.

Polk Township, Iowa

FATHER'S ETHNIC/TRIBAL BACKGROUND: Enter the ethnic background or tribal background of the quilt maker's father.

American

MOTHER'S NAME: Enter the name of the quilt maker's mother.

Cronk, Geraldine Mae Cole

MOTHER'S BIRTHPLACE: Enter the birthplace of the quilt maker's mother.

East Troy, Walworth Co., Wisconsin

MOTHER'S ETHNIC/TRIBAL BACKGROUND: Enter the ethnic background or tribal background of the quilt maker's mother.

American

SPOUSE'S/SPOSES' ETHNIC/TRIBAL BACKGROUND: Enter the ethnic background or tribal background of the quilt maker's spouse.

American

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

8

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

5

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

3

HOW DID THE QUILTMAKER LEARN TO QUILT: Choose the way(s) the quilt maker learned to quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

From Class

WHEN LEARNED TO QUILT: Choose the age when the quilt maker learned to quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Age 50 or over, After raising children

WHY DOES/DID THE QUILTMAKER QUILT: Choose the best explanation(s) for why the quilt maker makes quilts. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Necessity, Pleasure, Other

OTHER, WHY THE QUILTMAKER QUILTS: If you chose Other, explain the why the quilt maker quilts.

To Show/Exhibit

NAME OF QUILTING GROUP: If the quilt maker belongs to a group, enter the name of the group.

Crazy Quilters Guild

LOCATION OF GROUP: Enter where the group meets. Include the name of the building, city, county, and state.

Mukwonago, Wisconsin

SPECIALIZED ACTIVITIES/EVENTS OF QUILTING GROUP: Enter activities the group participates in.

Show/Exhibit

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF QUILTS MADE BY THIS QUILTER: Choose the number that approximates how many quilts the quilt maker has made.

more than 50

DOES/DID QUILTMAKER SELL QUILTS: Has the quilt maker ever sold a quilt or sold quilting services?

no

DOES/DID QUILTMAKER TEACH QUILTING: Is the quilt maker also a quilt teacher?

yes

ANY OTHER NOTES OR STORIES ABOUT THE QUILTMAKER: Enter any information about the quilt maker not already entered in a previous field.

Mrs. Middleton taught quilting in 7 shops. At a young age her Grandmother taught her how to sew. Several quilts have been entered in the Quilt Index under her name, A1081-A1084 & A1099-A1102.

ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.

Restricted

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

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