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QUILT INDEX RECORD

16-12-6

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

DAR Museum

Who documented this quilt?

DAR Museum; Permanent Collection

DAR Number:

3715

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Rooster Quilt

How wide is the quilt?

68 inches

How long is the quilt?

78 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

What color(s) is the quilt?

Brown; Yellow; Red

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 finished?

1865-1875

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Subject of the quilt:

Roosters

Number of quilt blocks:

9

Size of quilt blocks:

22 1/2 x 22 1/2

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

2

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Squares

Fiber type(s) 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(s) is the back of the quilt?

Beige or Tan

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

Width of pieces on the back:

24 1/2, 23, 20

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout; Print

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

Fabric structure of the binding:

Plain weave

How is the binding made?

Straight grain

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?

Cotton

How thick is the quilt?

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

brown

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

6

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

6

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Outline; Single parallel lines

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Floral; Vines

Quilt top made by:

Adye, Laura Whicher

Where the quilt was made, city:

Adyeville

Where the quilt was made, state:

Indiana (IN)

Where the quilt was made, country:

USA

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

Donor information says quilt was made in Indiana, then taken down Ohio River when the family moved to Ohio.

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

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Whicher

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

DAR Museum

Cite this Quilt

Adye, Laura Whiche. Rooster Quilt. 1865-1875. From DAR Museum, DAR Museum; Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=16-12-6. Accessed: 11/27/22