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21-17-2173

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

North Carolina Museum of History

Who documented this quilt?

North Carolina Quilt Project

North Carolina Quilt Project Number:

DD28

If this quilt is owned by a museum, enter the accession number:

DD028

Person filling out this form is:

Relative of quiltmaker

Source of the information on this quilt:

Great niece

When was the form filled out?

03-15-1986; First Baptist Church, Yadkinville, 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

Owner's name for quilt:

Carpenter's Wheel

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Rolling Star

Brackman # or other source & #:

3795

How wide is the quilt?

72"

How long is the quilt?

82"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Green; Yellow; Blue or Navy; Red; Orange

Quilt's condition:

Unknown/Not Rated

Notes on condition, damage, or repairs:

Unused

Family/owner's date for quilt:

Pieced in 1959; Quilted in 1970

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

Pieced in 1959; Quilted in 1970

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Sullivan, Kathy

Describe the quilt's layout:

One patch or allover

Number of quilt blocks:

12

Size of quilt blocks:

20" x 20"

Describe the quilt setting:

Hand sewn set

Sashing width:

None

Number of borders:

2

Describe the borders:

Double pieced border on each end: Aqua pique, brown/white chambray stripe; Picket fence design

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Striped; Solid/plain; Checked

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Blends; Aqua

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Synthetic

Description of the back:

Brushed; Blue polyester blend

Width of pieces on the back:

48.5"

Describe the back:

Machine sewn

Describe the binding:

Hand sewn; Blue binding

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front

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

greater than one inch

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

1.25"

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Polyester

How thick is the quilt?

Medium (3/16")

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:

9

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

10

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

All-over-design; Elbow/fan

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

Backing: Vertical seams; Knots on front

Quilt top made by:

Swain, Nancy Jane

Quilted by:

Sudie Mae Vestal

Where the quilt was made, city:

Danville

Where the quilt was made, county:

Pittsylvania

Where the quilt was made, state:

Virginia (VA)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Gift to owner when she graduated from Jonesville High School in 1960

Why was the quilt made?

Other

Where did the maker get their materials?

Sewing scraps

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Commercial/Published source: Newspaper

Describe the source of the pattern:

Ordered from paper

Describe anything about the design of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field:

Dan River cotton mill, Danville, VA

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

Photo of quiltmaker, with quilt

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

Ellicott City

Quilt owner's state:

Maryland (MD)

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Adams

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1883

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Swan Creek, Yadkin County

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

North Carolina

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1972

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Unknown

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Methodist

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Worked at Dan River cotton mill

Quiltmaker's county:

Pittsylvania County

Quiltmaker's city:

Danville

Quiltmaker's state:

Virginia (VA)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Adams, Samuel

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Evans, Rebecca Caroline

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

Farmer

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

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Who photographed this quilt?

Manley, Roger

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

North Carolina Museum of History

Cite this Quilt

Swain, Nancy Jan. Carpenter's Wheel. From North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=21-17-2173. Accessed: 02/07/23