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Patriotic Quilt, Flag Quilt
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Cite this Quilt
ENGLISH WOOD DODGE, MARGARE. Patriotic Quilt. ca.1865. From DAR Museum, DAR Museum; Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=16-12-266. Accessed: 04/14/21
QUILT INDEX RECORD
Where are the records for this quilt housed?
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.
TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.
OTHER TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: If you chose Other, please describe the object being documented here.
Backed Summer Spread
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.
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.
BRACKMAN NUMBER: If you have used Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Patterns or Applique to identify the pattern, enter the number assigned by Brackman here.
OVERALL WIDTH: Enter, in inches, how wide the quilt is.
66 9/32 inches
OVERALL LENGTH: Enter, in inches, how long the quilt is.
78 1/8 inches
SHAPE OF EDGE: Choose the best description for the edges of the quilt.
PREDOMINANT COLOR(S): CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
Red, White, Blue
OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.
OVERALL CONDITION: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.
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.
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.
LAYOUT FORMAT: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.
Medallion or framed center
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.
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, appliquÃ©d or a printed panel. Enter the medallion size in inches.
40 3/4 x 37 3/4
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.
BORDER DESCRIPTION: Describe the style of the borders (i.e. pieced, appliquÃ©d, stenciled) and the width of each border, from the inside to the outside.
White stars appliqued on blue ground around outside edge of quilt4 3/4 inches 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.
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.
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. Skip the question if no piecing appears on the quilt.
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.
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.
COLOR OF BACKING: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt backing. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
NUMBER OF PIECES IN QUILT BACK: Enter the number of pieces of fabric used in the quilt back.
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.
32, 33 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
CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN BINDING: Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
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.
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.
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.
ENGLISH WOOD DODGE, MARGARET
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.
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.
New York (NY)
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.
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.
See DAR 87.67.2 and DAR 88.23 for quilts by same maker. Design is called "Stars and Stripes' and appeared in the July 1861 issue of Peterson's Magazine a women's periodical published in Philadelphia. The number of stars in the center represent the number of states in the Union from 1861 until 1863. The Smithsonian Museum of American history has a similar quilt: cat alog #T.8420, made by Mary Rochold -Teter dated 1861.
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.
OWNERSHIP OF THIS QUILT IS: Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection.
NAME OF QUILT OWNER: Add name of Quilt Owner if public other.
QUILT OWNER CITY
QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.
QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner
ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.
FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.
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