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QUILT INDEX RECORD

20-16-749

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.

CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS: Enter the main control number for this item you are entering. For a museum, this will probably be your acquisition number. It may be the number given to the quilt by the state or county project.

31-017-01

AUTHOR/INTERVIEWEE: The person who brought the quilt for documentation is the source. Enter his/her name here.

Quilt owner

DATE OF DATA COLLECTION: Enter the date the state or county documentation form was filled out (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

08/19/1989

Choose the best description of the relationship of the source to the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Quilt owner

OTHER RELATIONSHIP TO SOURCE: If you chose other, please describe how the quilt maker participated in the design.

Quilt belonged to husband's family

TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Finished quilt

QUILT'S TITLE, IF IT HAS ONE: Enter the name given to the quilt by the maker. Many quilts have no title, but contemporary quilters often give a name to their quilts. If the quilt has no title, leave this field blank.

Presidents Medallion

OWNER'S NAME FOR QUILT'S PATTERN: Enter the name given to the quilt by the owner. This can be the name the family used to refer to the quilt as it passed through different generations, e.g. "Aunt Susie's quilt" or a pattern name that the owner used.

President's Quilt

ALTERNATE NAME(S) FOR QUILT'S PATTERN: This is the name of the quilt pattern that it is commonly used among quilt makers and historians. It may be different in different regions of the country.

Chintz Sampler Medallion

OVERALL WIDTH: Enter how wide the quilt is. Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)

85 inches

OVERALL LENGTH: Enter how long the quilt is. Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).

88 1/2 inches

SHAPE OF EDGE: Choose the best description for the edges of the quilt.

Straight

SHAPE OF CORNERS: Choose the best description for the corners of the quilt.

Straight

PREDOMINANT COLOR(S): CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Brown; Red

OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.

Multicolor

OVERALL CONDITION: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Excellent/like new

DAMAGE TO QUILT: Use this field to describe specific damage to the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Stains

OTHER DAMAGE TO QUILT: If you chose Other, please describe the damage.

some stains on front, noticable stains on back

OTHER LOCATION OF INSCRIPTION: If you chose Other, please describe where the inscription was found.

May have HQPNJ label on back

TIME PERIOD: Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made. The date does not have to appear on the quilt to enter it in this field. This can be your best guess based on family stories or your own knowledge of quilts.

1800-1849

OTHER EXTERNAL OR PROFESSIONAL DATE ESTIMATION: If the date was estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser, enter that date (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

1830's

OTHER DATE ESTIMATION BY WHOM: Enter the name and/or title of the person who estimated the quilt's date for field 23d.

Schaffer, Barbara

LAYOUT FORMAT: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.

Medallion or framed center

ARRANGEMENT OF QUILT BLOCKS: BLOCK ORIENTATION: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks appear in the quilt.

On point or rotated on 45 degrees

NUMBER OF DIFFERENT BLOCK PATTERNS PRESENT: Enter the number of different block patterns used in the quilt.

many

BLOCK STYLE: Some patterns use the same shape template throughout the quilt (i.e. Charm quilts, Grandmother Flower Garden, Brick wall, Lone Star). If this applies to your quilt, choose the best description.

Sampler

FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

FABRIC TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fabric that are used to make the quilt top.

Chintz; Glazed

FABRIC PATTERNS, STYLES, MOTIFS, OR PRINT CATEGORIES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Checked; Floral; Geometric; Multiple scrap; Paisley; Plaid; Print; Solid/plain; Striped

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: PIECING TECHNIQUES: Choose the piecing method used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no piecing appears on the quilt.

Hand Piecing

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: APPLIQUE TECHNIQUES: Choose the applique method used to construct the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no applique appears on the quilt.

Hand Applique

FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT BACK: Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt back. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

DESCRIPTION OF BACK: Choose the best description for the back of the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Same fabric used throughout

MATERIALS USED IN QUILT BINDING: Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN BINDING: Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Back turned to front

MATERIAL USED FOR QUILT BATTING OF FILLING: Choose the fiber content that best describes the material used to fill the quilt.

Cotton

BATTING LOFT: Choose the thickness of the quilt filling that best describes the quilt.

Medium (3/16?)

QUILTING TECHNIQUES USED: Choose the technique that best describes the way the quilt layers are held together. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Hand quilting

NUMBER OF QUILTING STITCHES PER INCH ([PLACE 1): Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in one place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.

8 & 10, possibly quilted by more than one person,

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: MOTIFS/OVERALL PATTERNS: Choose the overall quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if none of the designs appear on the quilt.

Outline; Single parallel lines; Other

PLEASE DESCRIBE OTHER QUILTING DESIGNS USED: Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.

There is some free form quilting. Quilt was possibly quilted by more than one person.

ANY OTHER FEATURES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S APPEARANCE, MATERIALS OR CONSTRUCTION: Describe anything about the physical appearance of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

There are cut-outs of the first six American Presidents appliqued on the quilt top. Fabric printed with these portraits was produced in both France and England for sale in America. The portraits are framed with diagonal borders of clamshell and geometric patchwork made of flowered chintz. This is an exquisite quilt with beautiful fabrics. The quilt is well preserved. There are 1/2" pieced squares in the center medallion. Rated 5 (outstanding) on HQPNJ scale for visual effect.

QUILT TOP MADE BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who made the quilt top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Unknown, quilter

QUILTED BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who quilted the top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Unknown, quilter

STATE: Enter the name of the state where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

New Jersey (NJ)

COUNTRY: Enter the name of the country where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

United States

EXHIBITIONS (LIST ALL): List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed including: Title, Location, Dates, Venue of Exhibit and Catalog Title or publications, if applicable. Use this field for all information.

"New Jersey Quilts" traveling 1992-1994

OWNERSHIP OF THIS QUILT IS: Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection.

Private

QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.

New Jersey (NJ)

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

United States

OTHER RELATED ITEMS SUCH AS IMAGE, ORAL HISTORY, OR EPHEMERA: Use this box to list other materials that exist about this quilt. This may include oral history, articles, additional photos or publications, etc.

This quilt was published in the Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey's related book "New Jersey Quilts, 1777 - 1950", on pages 219 & 222.

GENDER: Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s). Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Female

QUILT MAKER'S COUNTRY OF BIRTH: Select the quilt maker's country of birth, if known.

United States

STATE: Enter the state where the quilt maker lives/lived.

New Jersey (NJ)

COUNTRY: Enter the country where the quilt maker lives/lived.

United States

PHOTO CREDIT: Credit for photographer.

Marti Porreca

ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.

Restricted

FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.

The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.

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Cite this Quilt

Unknown, quilte. Presidents Medallion. 1800-1849. 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=20-16-749. Accessed: 05/29/22

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