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Chestnut Bud or Pineapple

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

22-18-142

Who documented this quilt?

Quilts of Tennessee

The Quilts of Tennessee Documentation Number:

0080

Alternate inventory control number:

0080b

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Quilt was made for the maker's daughter and subsequently handed down within the family.

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

According to family stories, the cotton use in the batting and backing was grown, carded and spun on the family farm. The block pattern is said to be original.

Where the quilt was made, city:

Spring City

Where the quilt was made, county:

Rhea

Where the quilt was made, state:

Tennessee (TN)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Time period:

1876-1900

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

c. 1880

Quilt top made by:

Trentham, Mary A.

Quilted by:

Trentham, Mary A.

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

Quilts of Tennessee: Images of Domestic Life by Bets Ramsey and Merikay Waldvogel

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

How wide is the quilt?

73

How long is the quilt?

87

Size of quilt blocks:

16

Shape of corners:

Rounded

Owner's name for quilt:

Chestnut Bud or Pineapple

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

9 - pieced/appliqued circular blocks

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Can you feel or see paper on the quilt that was used as a construction aid?

no

Overall condition:

Good/moderate use

Damage:

Fading; Other

Describe the damage:

Surface Abrasion

Describe the repairs:

Darning

What color is the quilt?

Red; Pink; Yellow; Green; White

Antique colors:

Cheddar Orange or Antimony or Chrome Orange; Turkey Red; Double Pink

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Other

Describe the quilt setting:

Pieced/Appliqued blocks are appliqued to whole cloth

Shape of edge:

Straight

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

How is the binding made?

Straight grain

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting; Stuffed work

Thread type used for the quilting:

cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

white

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

8

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Stipple

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Feathering; Floral; Wreaths

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Stipple

Describe the quilting designs used:

Handprint motif was the traced hand of the quiltmaker's oldest child

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

Quilts of Tennessee Exhibit (Touring exhibit showcasing selected quilts from Quilts of Tennessee research project.) American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, TN (Nov - Dec 1986); Rose Center, Morristown, TN (Feb - Mar 1987); Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN (Apr – May 1987); Nathanial Greene Museum, Greeneville, TN (June 1987); Carroll Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN (July – Aug 1987); Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN (Oct – Nov 1987); Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, TN (Nov 1987 – Jan 1988); Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN (Jul – Aug 1988)

Contests entered:

Gatlinburg, TN, First Place.

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Tennessee State Library and Archives

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

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Quilts of Tennessee

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Cite this Quilt

Trentham, Mary A. Chestnut Bud or Pineapple. 1876-1900. From Tennessee State Library and Archives, Quilts of Tennessee. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=22-18-142. Accessed: 06/16/24