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QUILT INDEX RECORD

16-12-138

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

DAR Museum

Who documented this quilt?

DAR Museum; Permanent Collection

DAR Number:

83.37

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Wholecloth

Name(s) for quilt's pattern in common use:

Tree of Life

How wide is the quilt?

100 inches

How long is the quilt?

97 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

What color(s) is the quilt?

White

Overall color scheme:

One color/monochromatic

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Time period:

1800-1849

When was the quilt finished?

ca. 1810

Describe the quilt's layout:

Wholecloth

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

None

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

Cotton

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color(s) is the back of the quilt?

White

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

Width of pieces on the back:

31, 31,39 1/2

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

Fabric structure of the binding:

Twill weave

Describe the binding:

applied fringe

How is the binding made?

Woven tape

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

half inch - one inch

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Other

Describe the quilt filling:

cording

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:

7

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

8

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Grid diamond; Outline

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Feathering; Floral; Other

Describe the quilting designs used:

Birds

Quilt top made by:

Cordes, Charlotte Evance

Where the quilt was made, city:

St. Stephen's Parish

Where the quilt was made, state:

South Carolina (SC)

Where the quilt was made, country:

USA

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.

Why was the quilt made?

Unknown

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public-Other

Quilt owner's name:

DAR Museum

Quilt owner's city:

Washington, DC

Quilt owner's state:

Washington D.C.

Quilt owner's country:

USA

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

DAR Museum

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Cite this Quilt

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: 12/02/22