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QUILT INDEX RECORD

20-16-2521

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:

32-044-01

Person filling out this form is:

Blood relative of quiltmaker; Quilt owner

Source of the information on this quilt:

great-grandson of quiltmaker

When was the form filled out?

10/07/1989

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

Inherited

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Delectable Mountains

How wide is the quilt?

63 inches

How long is the quilt?

78 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy; White

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Poor/very worn

Damage:

Disintegration of fabric; Fading; Stains; Tears or holes

Describe where the inscription was found:

May have HQPNJ label on back

Time period:

1876-1900

Family/owner's date for quilt:

1898

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

1880's

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Hart, Natalie S.

Describe the quilt's layout:

Horizontal strip

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Other

Describe the quilt setting:

delectable mountain block next to solid triangular block

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

one

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Triangles

Fiber types 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

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

no

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

White

Describe the back:

Solid/plain

How is the binding made?

Unfinished/raw edge

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

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

Describe the quilting designs used:

straight lines

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

Rated 2 (fair) on HQPNJ scale for visual effect. Interesting setting and arrangement.

Quilt top made by:

Trimmer, Theodore

Quilted by:

Trimmer, Theodore

Where the quilt was made, city:

Chester

Where the quilt was made, county:

Morris

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 by owner's great-grandfather. Owner has pictures, and genealogical information, as well as other quilts.

Quilt is presently used as:

Unknown

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:

Male

Quiltmaker's birth date:

07/06/1825

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

Trimmer, Theodor. Delectable Mountains. 1876-1900. 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=20-16-2521. Accessed: 02/07/23