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22-18-430

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.

0625

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

0625a

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.

Inherited by the quilter's son and his wife.

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.

Paducah

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.

Kentucky (KY)

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.

1950-1975

OTHER EXTERNAL OR PROFESSIONAL DATE ESTIMATION: If the date was estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser, enter that date (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

c. 1960

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.

Hodges, Nell Hall

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

1887

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

Homemaker

FATHER'S NAME: Enter the name of the quilt maker's father.

Hall, Scott

MOTHER'S NAME: Enter the name of the quilt maker's mother.

Hall, Rose

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Enter the religious affiliation of the quilt maker.

Church of Christ

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

72.5

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

75.5

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.

7

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.

Boston Commons

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

Medallion or framed center

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; Machine Piecing

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; Cotton or polyester blend

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

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.

Inner border frames the center section. Concentric borders frame the entire piece beginning with triangles creating a sawtooth effect.

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

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

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.

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 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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Cite this Quilt

Hodges, Nell Hal. Boston Commons. 1950-1975. From Tennessee State Library and Archives, Quilts of Tennessee. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=22-18-430. Accessed: 12/04/21