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20-16-2374

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.; Monmouth County Historical Association Collection

The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey Documentation Number:

72-001-16

Person filling out this form is:

Other

Source of the information on this quilt:

Representing historical society that owns the quilt

When was the form filled out?

08/30/1993

This is a:

Quilt top with unfinished edge

Quilt's title:

Album

How wide is the quilt?

84 1/2 inches

How long is the quilt?

84 1/2 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Green; Red; White

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Fair/worn

Damage:

Stains; Other

Describe the damage:

broken threads on applique

Type of inscription:

Multiple Names; Place

What is inscribed on the quilt?

One inked verse by Reverend. Names and locations in every block, some ink, some embroidered. New Jersey locations,Squan Village and Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey. One block from State Island, New York.

Method used to make the inscription:

Embroidery; Ink

Location of inscription:

on block

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:

circa 1860

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Hart, Natalie S.

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

25

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

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique; Machine Applique

Embellishment techniques used to make the quilt top:

Embroidery; Other embellishment technique

Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:

corded - piping in red fabric inserted in seams.

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

no

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

No filling

How are the layers held together?

Not quilted

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

Rated 5 (outstanding) on HQPNJ's scale for visual effect. Original and wonderful album top. Several blocks with hearts, oak leaf and reel, Masonic symbols, Oddfellows.

Quilt top made by:

Unknown, quilter

Where the quilt was made, state:

New Jersey (NJ)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt owner's name:

Monmouth County Historical Association

Quilt owner's city:

Freehold

Quilt owner's county:

Monmouth

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. Album. 1850-1875. From Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives, The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.; Monmouth County Historical Association Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=20-16-2374. Accessed: 07/24/24