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QUILT INDEX RECORD

21-17-46

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:

AB85

Alternate inventory control number:

AB085

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

When was the form filled out?

12-07-1985; Rec. Center, New Bern, 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:

Devil's Claws

Brackman # or other source & #:

1952

How wide is the quilt?

70.5"

How long is the quilt?

75.25"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Rounded

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy; Brown; Red; White

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

Notes on condition, damage, or repairs:

Unused looking

Time period:

1876-1900

Family/owner's date for quilt:

Unknown

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

1900

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Mount

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

16

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by plain sashing

Describe the quilt setting:

Single maroon cotton sashing; Machine sewn set

Sashing width:

2.75"

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

Single border, 3.3" and 5", red with black, cotton

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Plaid; Print; Striped

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Other Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Other

Description of the back:

Green plaid; Vertical seams

What color is the back of the quilt?

Green

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

Width of pieces on the back:

23", 24", 23.5"

Describe the back:

Machine sewn

Describe the binding:

Applied binding; Two-step; Blue print

How is the binding made?

Hand sewn; 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)?

1/4"

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:

Black, white

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

10

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

10

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Other

Describe the quilting designs used:

Block: follows design with "X" in square; Set: straight; Border: diagonal

Quilt top made by:

Smith, Alice

Where the quilt was made, city:

Pink Hill

Where the quilt was made, county:

Lenoir County

Where the quilt was made, state:

North Carolina (NC)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

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

Estate of Alice Smith

Why was the quilt made?

Unknown

Where did the maker get their materials?

Sewing scraps

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

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

Handwritten sheet about maker.

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

Kinston

Quilt owner's county:

Lenoir County

Quilt owner's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

Unknown

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

Unknown

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Unknown

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Unknown

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Bookkeeper

Quiltmaker's county:

Lenoir County

Quiltmaker's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Smith, Aston

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

Lenoir County, NC

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Stroud, Sudie

Quiltmaker's mother's birthplace:

Lenoir County, NC

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

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Cite this Quilt

Smith, Alic. Devil's Claws. 1876-1900. From North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=21-17-46. Accessed: 12/10/23