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Garden of Eden; Biblical Stories
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Where are the records for this quilt housed?
Who documented this quilt?
DAR Museum; Permanent Collection
This is a:
Garden of Eden
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How wide is the quilt?
How long is the quilt?
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What color is the quilt?
Beige or Tan; Green; Orange
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Notes on condition, damage, or repairs:
embroidered inscription very worn
Type of inscription:
Single Inscription; Date
What is inscribed on the quilt?
1874; John Adkins
What is the date inscribed on the quilt?
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Location of inscription:
Describe where the inscription was found:
side of quilt front
When was the quilt finished?
Describe the quilt's layout:
Medallion or framed center
Subject of the quilt:
garden of eden
Number of quilt blocks:
Size of quilt blocks:
32 1/2 x 32 1/2
Arrangement of quilt blocks:
Spacing of quilt blocks:
Separated by plain sashing
What is the shape of the quilt blocks?
Number of borders:
Describe the borders:
7 inches wide solid blue/green color.
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What color is the back of the quilt?
Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:
Describe the back:
Same fabric used throughout
Materials used in the quilt binding:
What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?
greater than one inch
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How are the layers held together?
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Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:
Center eight point star on top of inner corner of four squares.Each square has a basket with a floral arrangment in outside corner,an assortment of animal and plant appliques and a six pointed star appliqued near center star. Date is appliqued under one of the baskets.
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Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field:
Donor's statement: This quilt is presented to the DAR in honor of Josephine Miller Adkins, the maker of the quilt and my great aunt, who gave it to her sister, Mary Louise Miller Anderson, my great grandmother, and in memory of the following subsequent owners. The quilt was passed on to her niece, Cora Anderson Bitzer, my mother, who passed it on to me. I hope that current and many future generations of Marylanders, and others, may enjoy its beauty and be warmed by its spirit.
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Cite this Quilt
Garden of Eden. 1874. From DAR Museum, DAR Museum; Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=16-12-184. Accessed: 10/03/23