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Where are the records for this quilt housed?
Who documented this quilt?
DAR Museum; Permanent Collection
This is a:
Rose of Sharon
Brackman # or other source & #:
How wide is the quilt?
83 3/8 inches
How long is the quilt?
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What color is the quilt?
White; Green; Pink; Red
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What is inscribed on the quilt?
Mary Ann Poindexter 1852 I Marshall Staples April (quilted)
What is the date inscribed on the quilt?
Method used to make the inscription:
In the quilting
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When was the quilt finished?
Describe the quilt's layout:
Number of quilt blocks:
20 pieced, 12 plain
Size of quilt blocks:
12 x 12
Arrangement of quilt blocks:
On point or rotated on 45 degrees
Spacing of quilt blocks:
Alternating with plain squares
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What is the shape of the quilt blocks?
Number of borders:
Describe the borders:
Appliqued swag with flowers 7 inches wide.
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Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:
green wool embroidery
Materials used to make the back:
What color is the back of the quilt?
Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:
Width of pieces on the back:
18 1/2, 34, 33 1/2
Describe the back:
Same fabric used throughout
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How is the binding made?
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?
How thick is the quilt?
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
How are the layers held together?
Stuffed work; Hand quilting
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Quilting designs used, overall motifs:
Single parallel lines; Outline; Grid square
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Quilt top made by:
Poindexter, Martha; Poindexter, Elizabeth Daniel; Poindexter, Elizabeth
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Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field:
Mary Ann Poindexter was married to Dr. John Marshall Staples, on September 30, 1852. The quilt was made by her mother and sisters at the time of her marriage. Dr. Staples died during the Civil War and Mary Ann presented the quilt to her sister Elizabeth ("Bettie") Poindexter on the occasion of her marriage in 1872 to Parks Gunn.
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Cite this Quilt
Poindexter, Martha; Poindexter, Elizabeth Daniel; Poindexter, Elizabet. Rose of Sharon. 1852. From DAR Museum, DAR Museum; Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=16-12-286. Accessed: 12/04/23