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21-17-694

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:

CA57

Alternate inventory control number:

CA057

Person filling out this form is:

Relative of quiltmaker

Source of the information on this quilt:

Great granddaughter

When was the form filled out?

01-11-1986; Aldersgate Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, 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:

Flower Applique

How wide is the quilt?

74"

How long is the quilt?

88"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy; Green; Pink; Red; Yellow

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

Notes on condition, damage, or repairs:

Unused; Unwashed

Family/owner's date for quilt:

Circa 1850

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

Unknown

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Sullivan, Kathy

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

6

Size of quilt blocks:

23" x 23.5"

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)

Describe the quilt setting:

Triple sashing: 1" each, blue, red, blue; Nine-patch at intersection

Sashing width:

3.25" total

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

7.5" border: heart and swag with flower bud applique

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?

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Materials used to make the back:

Other

Description of the back:

Uneven dyed blue plaid; Vertical seams; Horizontal seams

What color is the back of the quilt?

Blue or Navy

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

11

Width of pieces on the back:

See sketch for sizes

Describe the binding:

Applied binding; Two-step; Navy

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:

Yellow, brown, pink, red

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

14

Can you see any knots on the front or back of the quilt?

no

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Echo; Outline

Describe the quilting designs used:

Outline and echo

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

Conservation report on this quilt is in the NCQP archives

Quilt top made by:

Shoffner, Nancy Spoon

Quilted by:

Shoffner, Nancy Spoon

Where the quilt was made, county:

Alamance County

Where the quilt was made, state:

North Carolina (NC)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Owner thinks quilt was for hope chest or special occasion of some sort

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

Quilt was never used to the knowledge of present owner. It remained in the same house from around 1870 to 1976.

Why was the quilt made?

Other

Where did the maker get their materials?

Purchased new

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

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 at Meadowlawn Farm, Alamance County

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

Appeared in the book "North Carolina Quilts"; plate 3-25. Two sketches on documentation sheet.

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

Chapel Hill

Quilt owner's county:

Orange County

Quilt owner's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Stafford

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1834

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Alamance County

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

North Carolina

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1906

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

English, German

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Born: Quaker; Died: Methodist

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Apprenticed as a tailor, homemaker, farm operator

Quiltmaker's county:

Alamance County

Quiltmaker's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Stafford, Frederick

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Huff, Nancy

Quiltmaker's mother's birthplace:

In an area that's now probably Alamance County

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

Spoon, George Monroe; Shoffner, Michael

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

First: Farmer; Second: Farmer, horse breeder

Number of children:

1

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

1

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

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Who photographed this quilt?

North Carolina Quilt Project

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

North Carolina Museum of History

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Cite this Quilt

Shoffner, Nancy Spoo. Flower Applique. From North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=21-17-694. Accessed: 07/24/24