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Prince, Mary Hig. Basket. 1864. From Tennessee State Library and Archives, Quilts of Tennessee. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=22-18-423. Accessed: 04/14/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

22-18-423

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.

0619

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

0619a

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.

The surveyed owner's grandmother participated in the creation of this quilt. It was a Civil War fundraiser, and several individuals made the blocks. There are 72 blocks and 72 names. The list of names is available but is too extensive to list on this site. This quilt was one of several made and raffled by the ladies of the Raus Community in Bedford County during the Civil War. Many of the names of people native to the community were "Tennessee Volunteers" (indicated by the initials "T.V.") serving in the 17th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Three companies from Franklin County also served in this regiment. The names were written in ink made from berries. It is reported that this quilt and another quilt similar to it were hidden in stumps for safety during the looting raids throughout the area.

ANY ADDITIONAL STORIES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S OWNERSHIP OR HISTORY: Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

Survey note: In reference to Mary High Prince, "She was (a)spy during the war for (the)confederate side. She had (a) message she was carrying to Columbia and was caught in Pulaski. She 'closed up' to the fire and burned the message and was sent home. Her fiance was hung (sic) in Murfreesboro. (He was a spy for confederate.) She took a wagon and his sister and cut him down and brought him home to Raus for burial."

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

Raus Community

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.

Bedford

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

DATE BEGUN: Enter the date the quilt was started (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). Leave blank if you don't know.

1863

DATE FINISHED: Enter the date the quilt was finished (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). Leave blank if you don't know.

1864

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.

Prince, Mary High

BIRTH DATE: Enter the birth date of the quilt maker (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

1840

DEATH DATE, IF APPLICABLE: Enter the date of death of the quilt maker (if applicable, as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

1931

OCCUPATION: Enter the occupation of the quilt maker(if retired, former occupation).

Farmer/Housewife

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.

Prince, Mary High

TYPE(S) OF INSCRIPTION: Choose all the options that are found on the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Message, Multiple Names

OTHER TYPE(S) OF INSCRIPTION: If you chose Other, please describe the type of inscription here. This is not the field for the actual inscription, just the type of inscription.

Verses

CONTENTS OF INSCRIPTION(S): Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings. If you are unsure of a letter or name, place a (?) to indicate uncertainty.

I love the old red clay of Franklin Co. & good people

METHOD OF INSCRIPTION: Choose the method used to inscribe the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Ink

LOCATION OF INSCRIPTION: Enter where the inscription was found on the quilt.

on block

OTHER RELATED ITEMS SUCH AS IMAGE, ORAL HISTORY, OR EPHEMERA: Use this box to list other materials your institution has about this quilt. This may include oral history, articles, additional photos or publications, etc.

Franklin County (Tennessee) Historical Review - January 1977.

IN WHICH KIND OF ENVIRONMENT DID THE QUILTMAKER GROW UP: Choose the kind of environment the quilt maker(s) are from. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Rural

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

74

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

96

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.

9 x 9 inches

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

Straight

OWNER'S NAME FOR QUILT'S PATTERN: Enter the name given to the quilt by the owner. This can be the name the family used to refer to the quilt as it passed through different generations, e.g. "Aunt Susie's quilt" or a pattern name that the owner used.

Basket

ALTERNATE NAME(S) FOR THE QUILT'S PATTERN IN COMMON USE: This is the name of the quilt pattern that it is commonly used among quilt makers and historians. It may be different in different regions of the country.

Cherry Basket

BRACKMAN NUMBER: If you have used Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Patterns or Applique to identify the pattern, enter the number assigned by Brackman here.

664

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

Block pattern

NUMBER OF QUILT BLOCKS: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Some blocks are harder to count than others (e.g. Storms at Sea, Double Wedding Ring). If needed, describe how the blocks were counted or if there are half blocks/corner blocks

72

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

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

Good/moderate use

REPAIRS TO QUILT: If the quilt has been repaired or restored, use this field to describe the work that was done. Leave the field blank if the quilt has had no repairs.

Rebound

COMMENTS OR NOTES ON QUILT'S CONDITION OR REPAIR HISTORY: Some quilts have had extensive or unusual repair work done. Please use this field to describe anything that didn't fit in the previous fields.

Survey suggests binding may have been replaced.

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.

Multiple Scrap

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, Yellow, Green, Blue or Navy, Purple, Black, Gold, White

ARRANGEMENT OF QUILT BLOCKS: BLOCK ORIENTATION: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks appear in the quilt.

On point or rotated on 45 degrees

SPACING RELATIVE TO OTHER BLOCKS: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks are set together. Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another.

Side by side

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.

Cotton

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

Muslin

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.

Bias grain

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

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.

6

WIDTH BETWEEN QUILTING LINES (IN INCHES): Try to determine the average distance between quilt motifs to determine how densely the quilt is quilted. Enter your estimate.

1

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.

Grid/crosshatch, Patches outlined/in the ditch

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 quilt blocks or part of quilt top, Participated in group quilting

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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