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21-17-2965

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:

FE2

Alternate inventory control number:

FE002

Person filling out this form is:

Quiltmaker

When was the form filled out?

05-17-1986; Hiddenite Center, Hiddenite, NC

Choose the best description of the source to the quilt:

Quiltmaker

How did the quiltmaker participate in the creation of the quilt?

Made entire quilt

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

Made the quilt

This is a:

Finished quilt

Owner's name for quilt:

Snake Trail

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Snake Trail

How wide is the quilt?

67"

How long is the quilt?

81"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Green; White

Quilt's condition:

Fair/worn

Damage:

Fading; Other

Describe the damage:

Unspecified damage

Notes on condition, damage, or repairs:

Fragile

Type of inscription:

Other

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Flour LARABE PROCESS / KANSAS CITY, MO.

Method used to make the inscription:

Stamped

Time period:

1930-1949

Family/owner's date for quilt:

1939

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

1939

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Sullivan, Kathy

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

30

Size of quilt blocks:

11.5" x 11.5"

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Sashing width:

None

Number of borders:

2

Describe the borders:

Double border: 3" white, 2" green cotton

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton; Other

Fabric types used to make the quilt top:

Feedsack

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Feedsack; Solid/plain

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Home dyed; Fugitive green dye; White now yellowed

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Description of the back:

Feedsacks

Describe the back:

Machine sewn

Describe the binding:

Two-step; Green binding

How is the binding made?

Front turned to back; Hand sewn; Machine sewn; 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

Describe the quilt filling:

Medium to thick batting

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

Single thread

Color of thread used in the quilting:

Black

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

8

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

Uneven

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

All-over-design; Elbow/fan

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

Visible knots on back; Conservation report on this quilt is in the NCQP archives

Quilt top made by:

Fox, Winnie

Quilted by:

Fox, Winnie

Where the quilt was made, city:

Hiddenite

Where the quilt was made, county:

Alexander County

Where the quilt was made, state:

North Carolina (NC)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Made by owner

Why was the quilt made?

Unknown

Where did the maker get their materials?

Other

Describe the sources of the quilt's materials:

Recycled sugar, flour and tobacco bags

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Other

Describe the source of the pattern:

Mother, Susan Lackey Cook

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

Fabrics were pull-string tobacco bags, flour sacks, sugar sacks

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

North Carolina Quilts: Selections from the NC Quilt Project, NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC February 1 - June 11, 1989

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

Photo of quiltmaker with owner

Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:

Appeared in the book "North Carolina Quilts"; plate 1-8. Story on back side of documentation.

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

Hiddenite

Quilt owner's county:

Alexander County

Quilt owner's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Cook

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1918

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Hiddenite, Alexander County

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

North Carolina

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

Still living [1986]

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

English

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Baptist

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Office assistant

Quiltmaker's county:

Alexander County

Quiltmaker's city:

Hiddenite

Quiltmaker's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Cook, Sylvester

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

Iredell County, NC

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Lackey, Susan

Quiltmaker's mother's birthplace:

Hiddenite, Alexander County, NC

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

Mechanic

Number of children:

3

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

2

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

1

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

Made other quilts, Hiddenite, NC; Children: Harvey Dale Fox, Linda Sue Fox Dalton, Katherine Fox Pope

Who photographed this quilt?

Manley, Roger

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

North Carolina Museum of History

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Cite this Quilt

Fox, Winni. Snake Trail. 1930-1949. From North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=21-17-2965. Accessed: 04/18/24