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Susong, Hester Greg. Whig Rose. 1850-1875. From Tennessee State Library and Archives, Quilts of Tennessee. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=22-18-1117. Accessed: 10/17/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

22-18-1117

Who documented this quilt?

Quilts of Tennessee

CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS: Enter the number given the quilt by the state or county project where the quilt was documented.

1318

ALTERNATIVE INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBER: Enter the number given the quilt by the museum or historical society.

1318a

HOW WAS QUILT ACQUIRED BY OWNER: Choose the best description for how the owner acquired the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if you don't know how the owner acquired the quilt.

Inheritance

OCCASION, DATE, PERSON INHERITED FROM, ETC: If the quilt was inherited, enter any information you know about the inheritance. Skip the question if the quilt was not passed on through a family.

According to family lore, this quilt was buried for protection from theft during the Civil War.

QUILT'S TITLE, IF IT HAS ONE

Whig Rose

COUNTY: Enter the name of the county where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

Greene

STATE: Enter the name of the state where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

Tennessee (TN)

COUNTRY: Enter the name of the country where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

USA

TIME PERIOD: Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made. The date does not have to appear on the quilt to enter it in this field. This can be your best guess based on family stories or your own knowledge of quilts.

1850-1875

FAMILY/OWNER'S DATE FOR QUILT: If there are family stories that indicate a date when the quilt was made, enter that date (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

c. 1850

QUILT TOP MADE BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who made the quilt top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Susong, Hester Gregg

QUILTED BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who quilted the top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Susong, Hester Gregg

QUILTMAKER'S MAIDEN NAME

Gregg

GENDER

Female

OVERALL WIDTH: Enter, in inches, how wide the quilt is.

67 inches

OVERALL LENGTH: Enter, in inches, how long the quilt is.

86 inches

SIZE OF BLOCKS (L X W): This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Enter the length and width (in inches) of the size of the quilt block. If the size of the block is not consistent, then enter the average size.

11 x 11.5 inches

NUMBER OF BORDERS: Borders are the strips of fabric that are added after the blocks (and sashings) are put together. They appear on the outside edges of the quilt. Quilts often have multiple borders. Enter the number of borders on the quilt.

1

SHAPE OF CORNERS: Choose the best description for the corners of the quilt.

Straight

TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Describe the quilt object, whole quilt, part of a quilt, or some other quilted object.

Finished quilt

SOURCE OF QUILT'S MATERIALS: Choose how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Old clothes; Sewing scraps

QUILT TOP PATTERN SOURCE: Choose where the quilt maker found the pattern for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Traditional pattern variation

SUBJECT OF QUILT, IF IT HAS ONE

Pieced Rose

LAYOUT FORMAT: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.

Block pattern

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: PIECING TECHNIQUES: Choose the piecing method used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no piecing appears on the quilt.

Hand Piecing

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: APPLIQUE TECHNIQUES: Choose the applique method used to construct the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no applique appears on the quilt.

Hand Applique

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: EMBELLISHMENT TECHNIQUES: Choose the embellishment technique used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. If your answer in Field 38f was no, skip this question.

Embroidery

EMBELLISHMENT MATERIALS USED IN TOP: Choose the embellishment material used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. If your answer in Field 38f was no, skip this question.

Cotton thread

OVERALL CONDITION: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Good/moderate use

DAMAGE TO QUILT: Use this field to describe specific damage to the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Fading; Stains

FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

FABRIC PATTERNS, STYLES, MOTIFS, OR PRINT CATEGORIES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Print; Solid/plain

OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.

Multicolor

PREDOMINANT COLOR(S): CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Red; Pink; Green; White

BORDER DESCRIPTION: Describe the style of the borders (i.e. pieced, appliquéd, stenciled) and the width of each border, from the inside to the outside.

6 inches wide

SHAPE OF EDGE: Choose the best description for the edges of the quilt.

Straight

FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT BACK: Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt back. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Woven or homespun

OTHER FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT BACK: If you chose Other, please describe the fiber used in the quilt back.

Hand spun; hand woven

COLOR OF BACKING: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt backing. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

White

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN BINDING: Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Straight grain

ANY OTHER FEATURES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S APPEARANCE, MATERIALS, OR CONSTRUCTION

Some of the pieces are pieced; feathered garland is stuffed; flower buds are appliqued

QUILTING TECHNIQUES USED: Choose the technique that best describes the way the quilt layers are held together. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Hand quilting; Stuffed work

THREAD COLOR: Enter the color(s) of thread used to hold the quilt layers together.

White

NUMBER OF QUILTING STITCHES PER INCH (PLACE 1): Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in one place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.

9

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: MOTIFS/OVERALL PATTERNS: Choose the overall quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if none of the designs appear on the quilt.

Clamshell; Outline

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: DECORATIVE PATTERNS: Choose the decorative quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if none of the designs appear on the quilt.

Feathering

PLEASE DESCRIBE OTHER QUILTING DESIGNS USED: Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.

Feathered garlands; vines; double row clamshells

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Tennessee State Library and Archives

RELATIONSHIP OF SOURCE PERSON TO QUILT: Choose the best description of the relationship of the source to the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Quilt owner

IF SOURCE PERSON IS QUILT MAKER: If the source is the quilt maker, choose the parts of the quiltmaking process that best describes the source's participation. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Made entire quilt

IF SOURCE PERSON IS QUILT OWNER: If the source is the owner, choose how they came to own the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Inherited

ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this image is available to use other than in this database.

Restricted

FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.

Quilts of Tennessee

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