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Job's Trouble; Coxcomb & Currants

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

22-18-707

Who documented this quilt?

Quilts of Tennessee

The Quilts of Tennessee Documentation Number:

0903

Alternate inventory control number:

0903a

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Given to the quiltmaker's son upon his wedding in 1904. Subsequently handed down to his daughter who is the surveyed owner.

Where the quilt was made, county:

Rutherford

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. 1885

Quilt top made by:

Burks, Lizzie Nelson

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1860

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1910

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

Burks, Thomas Benton

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Farmer/Homemaker

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Baptist

Quilted by:

Burks, Lizzie Nelson

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Rural

How wide is the quilt?

77

How long is the quilt?

83

Size of quilt blocks:

18 x 18

Number of borders:

One

Shape of corners:

Rounded

Owner's name for quilt:

Job's Trouble

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Coxcomb & Currants

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:

Stains

Notes on condition, damage, or repairs:

Quilt is in good condition except for severe staining.

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?

Red; Green; White

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

On point or rotated on 45 degrees

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Alternating with plain squares

Describe the borders:

Single swag border on one edge.

Shape of edge:

Straight

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Description of the back:

Loose weave

What color is the back of the quilt?

White

How is the binding made?

Straight grain

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Color of thread used in the quilting:

White, Green and Red

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

6

Width between quilting lines:

1-inch (diamond grid area)

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Feathering; Floral

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Grid/crosshatch; Stipple

Contests entered:

County Fair, Waco, Texas. 1910. Quilt won 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

Burks, Lizzie Nelso. Job's Trouble. 1876-1900. From Tennessee State Library and Archives, Quilts of Tennessee. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=22-18-707. Accessed: 06/16/24