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21-17-2392

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:

EC9

Alternate inventory control number:

EC009

Person filling out this form is:

Relative of quiltmaker

Source of the information on this quilt:

Granddaughter

When was the form filled out?

02-08-1986; Nursing Home, Salisbury, 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?

Inherited

This is a:

Finished quilt

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Pineapple of Hospitality

How wide is the quilt?

80"

How long is the quilt?

89"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Rounded

What color is the quilt?

Green; Red

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Type of inscription:

Initials

What is inscribed on the quilt?

B-R-G; JLG; CES; J. N. M.

Time period:

1876-1900

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

Circa 1880

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Not specified

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

9

Size of quilt blocks:

24" x 25.5"

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by other sashing

Describe the quilt setting:

Single pieced sashing in Streak of Lightning pattern, red and green; Hand sewn set

Sashing width:

1.75"

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

Single border, same as sashing but 4" at top

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Home dyed

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Materials used to make the back:

Other

Description of the back:

Domestic

Width of pieces on the back:

33"

Describe the back:

Hand sewn

Describe the binding:

Hand sewn; Applied binding; Two-step

How is the binding made?

Straight grain

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

less than a half inch

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

3/8"

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:

Green, white

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

18

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

18

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Other

Describe the quilting designs used:

Follows top design; Parallel lines; Clamshell

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

Backing: Vertical seams

Quilt top made by:

Shuping, Margaret

Quilted by:

Shuping, Margaret

Where the quilt was made, county:

Rowan County

Where the quilt was made, state:

North Carolina (NC)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Why was the quilt made?

Unknown

Where did the maker get their materials?

Purchased new

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

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

Cotton fabrics; Rehmel A823

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

Photo of quiltmaker

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

China Grove

Quilt owner's county:

Rowan County

Quilt owner's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

Unknown

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Rowan County

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

North Carolina

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1920

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

German

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Reform (United Church of Christ)

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Housewife

Quiltmaker's county:

Rowan County

Quiltmaker's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and /or partner's/partners' name(s):

Shuping, Locke

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

Farmer

Number of children:

4

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

Made other quilts; Children: Carrie, Octiva, John, Henry

Who photographed this quilt?

Weinkle, Mark

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

North Carolina Museum of History

Cite this Quilt

Shuping, Margare. Pineapple of Hospitality. 1876-1900. From North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=21-17-2392. Accessed: 06/16/24