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QUILT INDEX RECORD

20-16-2311

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.

The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey Documentation Number:

71-004-02

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

When was the form filled out?

05/03/1993

If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?

Inherited

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Applique Sampler

How wide is the quilt?

74 inches

How long is the quilt?

95 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Green; Orange; Red; White; Yellow

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

Describe where the inscription was found:

May have HQPNJ label on back

Time period:

1850-1875

Date estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser:

1860

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Erickson, Rita

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by pieced pattern sashing

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

one

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Squares

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Can you feel or see paper on the quilt that was used as a construction aid?

no

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout

How is the binding made?

Straight grain

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cannot tell

How thick is the quilt?

Medium (3/16?)

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

medium

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Outline

Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:

Rated 5 (outstanding) on HQPNJ's scale for visual effect. Wonderful original example.

Quilt top made by:

Unknown, quilter

Quilted by:

unknown, quilter

Where the quilt was made, city:

Ramsey

Where the quilt was made, county:

Bergen

Where the quilt was made, state:

New Jersey (NJ)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Quilt was made for owner's great-grandmother, Maria Mowerson.

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's state:

New Jersey (NJ)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Who photographed this quilt?

Marti Porreca

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.

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Cite this Quilt

Unknown, quilte. Applique Sampler. 1850-1875. From Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives, The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=20-16-2311. Accessed: 02/22/24