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String Quilt; Snowball

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

22-18-192

Who documented this quilt?

Quilts of Tennessee

The Quilts of Tennessee Documentation Number:

0383

Alternate inventory control number:

0383a

Describe the relationship to the quilt's maker:

unknown

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

This top contains scraps from some of the surveyed owner's earliest clothing. The quiltmaker is unknown to the owner and speculates that the top was "pieced on shares", with the maker returning some of the blocks to the family and keeping some of the blocks and scraps for herself.

Where the quilt was made, county:

Bradley

Where the quilt was made, state:

Tennessee (TN)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Time period:

1930-1949

Family/owner's date for quilt:

1936

Further information concerning dates:

Fabric range: 1933-1935

How wide is the quilt?

74"

How long is the quilt?

100"

Size of quilt blocks:

13" x 13"

Owner's name for quilt:

String Quilt

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Snowball

Brackman # or other source & #:

1507

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Overall condition:

Excellent/like new

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Multiple Scrap

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Clothing scraps

Overall color scheme:

Dark colors; Multicolor

What color is the quilt?

Green

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Shape of edge:

Straight

How is the binding made?

Unfinished/raw edge

How are the layers held together?

Not quilted

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

Cite this Quilt

String Quilt. 1930-1949. From Tennessee State Library and Archives, Quilts of Tennessee. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=22-18-192. Accessed: 02/22/24