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Where are the records for this quilt housed?
Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives
Who documented this quilt?
The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.; Morris Museum Collection
The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey Documentation Number:
Alternate inventory control number:
Person filling out this form is:
Source of the information on this quilt:
When was the form filled out?
This is a:
How wide is the quilt?
How long is the quilt?
Shape of edge:
Shape of corners:
What color is the quilt?
Blue or Navy; Green; Pink; Red; White; Yellow
Overall color scheme:
Quilting thread broken or ties missing; Stains
Describe where the inscription was found:
May have HQPNJ label on back
Date estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser:
Who estimated the quilt's date?
Describe the quilt's layout:
Medallion or framed center
Describe the quilt setting:
32" center medallion, surrounded by 12 blocks, 16" each.
Fiber types used to make the quilt top:
Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:
Novelty techniques used to make the quilt top:
Yo-yo; Other novelty technique
Embellishment techniques used to make the quilt top:
Embroidery; Other embellishment technique
Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:
Embroidery consists of birds, cherry stems, etc., details on roses. Grograin ribbon flowers, applique, velvet flower petals, yo-yos, hand stuffed berries, chenille ribbon, basket of ribbon.
Can you feel or see paper on the quilt that was used as a construction aid?
Materials used to make the back:
Describe the back:
Same fabric used throughout
How is the binding made?
Front turned to back
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?
Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:
Quilting designs used, overall motifs:
Describe the quilting designs used:
stencil designs. Quilting designs primitive, including clamshell, small pointed oval, etc.
Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:
Rated 4 (excellent) on HQPNJ's scale for visual effect. Many interesting applique blocks, many not seen elsewhere. Lots of detail. A "folky" feeling to the quilt.
Quilt top made by:
Where the quilt was made, state:
New Jersey (NJ)
Where the quilt was made, country:
How was this quilt acquired?
Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:
Gift of Janet Orr in the name of Vera Gulld who was the editor of Good Housekeeping.
Where did the maker find their pattern?
Ownership of this quilt is:
Public Museum, Library or Institution
Quilt owner's name:
Quilt owner's state:
New Jersey (NJ)
Quilt owner's country:
Who photographed this quilt?
Access and copyright information:
The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.
Cite this Quilt
Unknown, quilte. Baltimore-type quilt. 1850-1875. From Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives, The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.; Morris Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=20-16-1375. Accessed: 12/10/23