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21-17-2133

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

North Carolina Museum of History

Who documented this quilt?

North Carolina Quilt Project; The Black Diaspora Quilt History Project

North Carolina Quilt Project Number:

AA142

Alternate inventory control number:

AA142

Person filling out this form is:

Relative of quiltmaker

Source of the information on this quilt:

Grandson and granddaughter-in-law

When was the form filled out?

10-29-1985; Parks and Rec. Building, Greenville, NC

Choose the best description of the source to the quilt:

Quilt owner

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

Received as a gift

This is a:

Finished quilt

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Jack and Six

Brackman # or other source & #:

1689B

How wide is the quilt?

59.5"

How long is the quilt?

74"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Fair/worn

Time period:

1930-1949

Family/owner's date for quilt:

Circa 1940

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

1935-1945

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Sullivan, Kathy

Further information concerning dates:

Circa 1940

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Size of quilt blocks:

12" x 12"

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Other

Describe the quilt setting:

Vertical panels, floral pattern sashing

Sashing width:

5"

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

Single floral border, top and bottom 3", sides 7"

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Plaid; Print; Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Other

Description of the back:

Recycled, possibly home dyed

What color is the back of the quilt?

Green

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

2

Width of pieces on the back:

28.5", 31.5"

Describe the back:

Machine sewn

Describe the binding:

Extra piece on top

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front

What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?

half inch - one inch

How wide is the binding (measure on the top only)?

1/2"

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

Single thread

Color of thread used in the quilting:

White

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

20

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

Uneven

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Single parallel lines

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Parallel lines

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

Visible knots on back

Quilt top made by:

Lane, Appie

Quilted by:

Lane, Appie

Where the quilt was made, city:

Stantonburg

Where the quilt was made, county:

Greene County

Where the quilt was made, state:

North Carolina (NC)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Quilt was given to owner in 1955 by maker as a wedding gift.

Why was the quilt made?

Wedding

Where did the maker get their materials?

Sewing scraps

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

Publications (including web sites) where this quilt or maker was featured:

Owner has photo of quiltmaker

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

Snow Hill

Quilt owner's county:

Greene County

Quilt owner's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Vale

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1876

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Greene County

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

North Carolina

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1961

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Black

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Methodist

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Housewife

Quiltmaker's county:

Greene County

Quiltmaker's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Vale, William

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

Greene County, NC

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Lane, Adeline

Quiltmaker's mother's birthplace:

Greene County, NC

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' occupation:

Farmer

Number of children:

1

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

1

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

Made other quilts, Greene County, NC; Children: Patsy

Who photographed this quilt?

Williams, Martha

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

North Carolina Museum of History

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Cite this Quilt

Lane, Appi. Jack and Six. 1930-1949. From North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Quilt Project; The Black Diaspora Quilt History Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=21-17-2133. Accessed: 04/13/24