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QUILT INDEX RECORD

22-18-1500

Who documented this quilt?

Quilts of Tennessee

The Quilts of Tennessee Documentation Number:

1744

Alternate inventory control number:

1744a

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Per the surveyed owner's spouse (wife of the quilt maker's grandson): "The quilter made this quilt to show. It won blue ribbons in county fairs. The maker, earlier in life, had connections with North Carolina."

Quilt's title:

Untitled

Where the quilt was made, county:

Obion

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

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Bets Ramsey

Quilt top made by:

Holman, Larushia Turnbow

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1925

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

Holman, Will

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Homemaker

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Church of Christ

Quilted by:

Holman, Larushia Turnbow

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

A similar quilt is shown and discussed in "North Carolina Quilts," edited by Ruth Haislip Roberson, pp. 89-91.

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

How wide is the quilt?

82.75 inches

How long is the quilt?

84 inches

Size of quilt blocks:

26 x 26 inches

Number of borders:

1

Shape of corners:

Straight

This is a:

Finished quilt

Owner's name for quilt:

Folded Paper Applique

Where did the maker get their materials?

Unknown

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

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

This applique design has been documented on quilts originating in North Carolina.

Subject of the quilt:

Red/Green Applique

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

9

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Overall condition:

Good/moderate use

Damage:

Fading

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Overall color scheme:

Bright or primary colors

What color is the quilt?

White; Green; Red

Antique colors:

Turkey Red

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Describe the borders:

Plain, on four sides -- 2.25 inches wide

Shape of edge:

Straight

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

White

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front

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

Flower motifs in block corners create secondary designs.

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Color of thread used in the quilting:

Red; Green; White

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

10

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Single parallel lines; Clamshell

Describe the quilting designs used:

1-inch clamshells

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

How did the quiltmaker participate in the creation of the quilt?

Made entire quilt

If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?

Inherited

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Quilts of Tennessee

Cite this Quilt

Holman, Larushia Turnbo. Untitled. 1876-1900. From Tennessee State Library and Archives, Quilts of Tennessee. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=22-18-1500. Accessed: 06/16/24