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QUILT INDEX RECORD

19-15-941

Minnesota Quilt Project Documentation Number:

BP-013

When was the form filled out?

1/14/2010

Where was the quilt documentation day held?

Edina, MN

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Minnesota Quilters Inc.

Who documented this quilt?

Minnesota Quilt Project

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Describe the back:

Machine sewn; Same fabric used throughout; Solid/plain

What color is the back of the quilt?

Beige or Tan

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

4

Width of pieces on the back:

11.5x67.25, 34x79, 11.5x12, 34x79

How wide is the quilt?

inches 79

How long is the quilt?

inches 79

Size of quilt blocks:

13x13

Sashing width:

3

What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?

less than a half inch

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

5

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

6

Width between quilting lines:

0.5

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

5 inches wide, 4 sides

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Star of Columbia

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight (Square)

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy; Brown; Orange

Antique colors:

Cadet Blue; Cheddar Orange or Antimony or Chrome Orange; Indigo Blue; Turkey Red

Damage:

Disintegration of fabric; Stains

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Time period:

1876-1900

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

16 + 8 half blocks + 1 pieced block

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

1

Owner's name for quilt:

Star of Columbia

Brackman # or other source & #:

415

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Diamonds; Same block throughout; Triangles

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by plain sashing

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric types used to make the quilt top:

Muslin

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Checked; Dotted; Floral; Print; Solid/plain; Striped; Other

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Shirtings

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing; Machine Piecing

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

Fabric structure of the binding:

Plain weave

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Color of thread used in the quilting:

Cream

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Elbow/fan

Where did the maker get their materials?

Sewing scraps

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Public domain/traditional pattern

Where did the quiltmaker find the pattern for the quilting design on the quilt?

Public domain

Person filling out this form is:

Blood relative of quiltmaker; Quiltmaker; Quilt owner; Relative of quiltmaker

Choose the best description of the source to the quilt:

Quilt owner

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

The big house burned in 1939 from a chimney fire. The tenants were able to get 2 trunks of quilts & my grandmother's organ out. Family bible, 14 portraits and 5 trunks of quilts burned. My father and mother kept the quilts and at their death passed on to me and my sister. My sister died July 2008. She had no children.

Where the quilt was made, city:

Fort Gaines

Where the quilt was made, county:

Clay

Where the quilt was made, state:

Georgia (GA)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Why was the quilt made?

Other

The quilt was made to be used for:

Bedding, daily use; Other

Was the quilt used for something other than what it is used for now?

Hobby

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

Thanksgiving to January, 2 years in the mid-1980s, an exhibition at the Colonial Church in Edina.

Quilt owner's name:

Betty L. Pollitt

Quilt owner's city:

Edina

Quilt owner's county:

Hennepin

Quilt owner's state:

Minnesota (MN)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

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Cite this Quilt

Star of Columbia. 1876-1900. From Minnesota Quilters Inc., Minnesota Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=19-15-941. Accessed: 02/07/23