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21-17-990

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:

EE2

Alternate inventory control number:

EE002

Person filling out this form is:

Relative of quiltmaker

Source of the information on this quilt:

Grandmother

When was the form filled out?

10-11-1986; Leath Memorial Library, Rockingham, 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

Owner's name for quilt:

Sunburst

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Sunburst

How wide is the quilt?

79"

How long is the quilt?

80"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Rounded

What color is the quilt?

Gold; Green; Pink; Red; White; Yellow

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Damage:

Other

Describe the damage:

Paint spots

Type of inscription:

Date; Initials; Signature

What is inscribed on the quilt?

MAC; Mary Alice Alett-- Aug. 20th, 79 Age 16

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

08-20-1879

Method used to make the inscription:

Embroidery; Ink

Describe the method used to inscribe the quilt:

Free embroidery, brown; Hand drawn initials

Location of inscription:

other

Describe where the inscription was found:

Initials: Bottom right corner; Name: Bottom left corner

Time period:

1876-1900

Family/owner's date for quilt:

Dec. 20, 1879

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

1879

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Lee, Sharon

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

9

Size of quilt blocks:

23.5" x 23.5"

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Other

Describe the quilt setting:

Set: pink background; Hand sewn

Sashing width:

Unclear from documentation

Number of borders:

None

Describe the borders:

No border

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Print; Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Other

Description of the back:

Domestic

Width of pieces on the back:

29"

Describe the binding:

Applied binding

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)?

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

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

9

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

9

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Other

Describe the quilting designs used:

Follows top design

Quilt top made by:

Catlett, Mary Alice

Quilted by:

Catlett, Mary Alice

Where the quilt was made, city:

Asheville

Where the quilt was made, county:

Buncombe 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:

Wedding hope chest

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

Quilt was inherited from owner's grandmother, Lucy Vance Twiford

Why was the quilt made?

Wedding

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:

Owner has photo of quiltmaker

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

Appeared in the book "North Carolina Quilts"; plate 4-19.

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

Rockingham

Quilt owner's county:

Richmond County

Quilt owner's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1863

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Anderson

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

South Carolina

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1948

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

English, Scotch-Irish

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Baptist

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Housewife

Quiltmaker's county:

Buncombe County

Quiltmaker's city:

Asheville

Quiltmaker's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

Anderson, SC

Quiltmaker's mother's birthplace:

Anderson, SC

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

Unknown

Number of children:

3

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

1

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

2

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

Made other quilts, unknown; Children: Robert B. Vance, John Catlett Vance, Lucy Vance Twiford; David Vance's (maker's husband) uncle was NC Gov. Zeb Vance.

Who photographed this quilt?

Yenne, Anne

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

North Carolina Museum of History

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Cite this Quilt

Catlett, Mary Alic. Sunburst. 1876-1900. From North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=21-17-990. Accessed: 04/16/24