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QUILT INDEX RECORD

16-12-153

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

DAR Museum

Who documented this quilt?

DAR Museum; Permanent Collection

DAR Number:

95.30

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Irish chain variation

How wide is the quilt?

71.5 inches

How long is the quilt?

91.5 inches

Shape of edge:

Scalloped

What color is the quilt?

White; Orange; Blue

Antique colors:

Cheddar Orange or Antimony or Chrome Orange

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Time period:

1850-1875

When was the quilt started?

c. 1865

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

12 whole blocks, 14 half blocks, 4 quarter blocks

Size of quilt blocks:

12 x 12

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by pieced pattern sashing

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

1

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Squares

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Print; Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

White

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

Width of pieces on the back:

24 1/2, 15, 19 3/4

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

Fabric structure of the binding:

Plain weave

How is the binding made?

Bias grain

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

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:

7

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Grid square; Outline

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Floral

Quilt top made by:

Decker, Almirah Case

Where the quilt was made, county:

Dutchess County

Where the quilt was made, state:

New York (NY)

Where the quilt was made, country:

USA

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

Quilt was made by Almira Case Decker of Dutchess County, NY as a wedding gift for her brother Courtland Richard Case and his bride, Annie Russell (Case), who married in May, 1865. Almira married Peter Decker.

Why was the quilt made?

Wedding

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

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

DAR Museum

Cite this Quilt

Decker, Almirah Cas. Irish chain variation. 1850-1875. From DAR Museum, DAR Museum; Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=16-12-153. Accessed: 02/22/24