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Cordes, Charlotte Evanc. Wholecloth. ca. 1810. From DAR Museum, DAR Museum; Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=16-12-138. Accessed: 04/14/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

16-12-138

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

DAR Museum

Name of the museum who collected this information.

DAR Museum; Permanent Collection

CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS: Enter the number given the quilt by the state or county project where the quilt was documented.

83.37

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.

Wholecloth

ALTERNATE NAME(S) FOR 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.

Tree of Life

OVERALL WIDTH: Enter, in inches, how wide the quilt is.

100 inches

OVERALL LENGTH: Enter, in inches, how long the quilt is.

97 inches

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

White

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

One color/monochromatic

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

Good/moderate use

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.

1800-1849

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.

ca. 1810

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

Wholecloth

BLOCK STYLE: Some patterns use the same shape template throughout the quilt (i.e. Charm quilts, Grandmother Flower Garden, Brick wall, Lone Star). If this applies to your quilt, choose the best description.

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 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

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

3

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.

31, 31,39 1/2

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

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

Twill weave

UNIQUE BINDING MATERIALS: Enter any binding materials used on the quilt that do not appear in a previous field.

applied fringe

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

Woven tape

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

half inch - one 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: Enter any batting materials used on the quilt that don't appear in a previous field.

cording

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 TYPE: Describe the fiber content or type of quilting thread used on the quilt.

cotton

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

white

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

7

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

8

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.

Grid diamond, Outline

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: DECORATIVE PATTERNS: Choose the decorative 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.

Feathering, Floral, Other

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

Birds

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.

Cordes, Charlotte Evance

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.

St. Stephen's Parish

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.

South Carolina (SC)

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.

USA

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

The maker, Charlotte Evance Cordes, was the daughter of Major Thomas Evance. The counterpane remained in the family, in South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia, until its donation in 1983.

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.

Unknown

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

Public-Other

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

DAR Museum

QUILT OWNER CITY

Washington, DC

QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.

Washington D.C.

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

USA

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.

DAR Museum

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