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21-17-2774

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:

FC105

Alternate inventory control number:

FC105

Person filling out this form is:

Niece of quiltmaker

When was the form filled out?

12-02-1985; North Asheville Community Center, Asheville, 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:

Leaf and Plume Applique

How wide is the quilt?

73"

How long is the quilt?

78"

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy; Green; Red; White; Yellow

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Time period:

1876-1900

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

1885

Who estimated the quilt's date?

McCarter, Sue

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

4

Size of quilt blocks:

32.5" x 32.5"

Sashing width:

None

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

Single blue/white cotton border: two sides 4.5", two sides 6.5"

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Print

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Other applique

Materials used to make the back:

Other

Description of the back:

White with black print

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

4

Width of pieces on the back:

22.75"

Describe the back:

Machine sewn; Print

Describe the binding:

Machine sewn; Applied binding; Two-step; Yellow print

How is the binding made?

Straight grain

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)?

3/4"

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:

12

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

Uneven

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Other

Describe the quilting designs used:

Diamonds; Diagonal lines; Parallel lines

Quilt top made by:

Beard, Matie

Quilted by:

Shuping, Margaret

Where the quilt was made, city:

Westminster

Where the quilt was made, county:

Carroll County

Where the quilt was made, state:

Maryland (MD)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Why was the quilt made?

Unknown

Where did the maker get their materials?

Purchased new

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

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

Photo of maker

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

Asheville

Quilt owner's county:

Buncombe County

Quilt owner's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1877

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Wesminster, Carroll County

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Maryland

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1965

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

German

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Protestant

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Quiltmaker

Quiltmaker's state:

Maryland (MD)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

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

Not married

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

Made over 400 quilts, some with family, some sold, some museum

Who photographed this quilt?

Weinkle, Mark

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

North Carolina Museum of History

Cite this Quilt

Beard, Mati. Leaf and Plume Applique. 1876-1900. From North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=21-17-2774. Accessed: 06/16/24