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Cite this Quilt

McSwain, Sarah L. Henderso. Pride of the Prairie. 1930-1949. From Tennessee State Library and Archives, Quilts of Tennessee. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=22-18-969. Accessed: 06/20/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

22-18-969

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.

1166

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

1166a

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.

Gift

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.

Quilt maker made this for her granddaughter at her birth.

QUILT'S TITLE, IF IT HAS ONE

Pride of the Prairie

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.

Puryear

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.

Henry

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.

1930-1949

FAMILY/OWNER'S DATE FOR QUILT: If there are family stories that indicate a date when the quilt was made, enter that date (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

1937

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.

McSwain, Sarah L. Henderson

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

02/27/1864

QUILT MAKER'S BIRTH CITY AND/OR COUNTY

Buchanan

QUILT MAKER'S BIRTH STATE

Tennessee

QUILT MAKER'S COUNTRY OF BIRTH

United States

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).

08/15/1943

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.

McSwain, Sarah L. Henderson

QUILTMAKER'S MAIDEN NAME

Henderson

GENDER

Female

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

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.

1

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

Straight

TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Describe the quilt object, whole quilt, part of a quilt, or some other quilted object.

Finished quilt

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.

Pinwheel

SOURCE OF QUILT'S MATERIALS: Choose how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

QUILT TOP PATTERN SOURCE: Choose where the quilt maker found the pattern for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Public domain/traditional pattern

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.

1489

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

Block pattern

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

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

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.

Straight

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.

Separated by plain sashing, Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)

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.

Plain; on four sides

SHAPE OF EDGE: Choose the best description for the edges of the quilt.

Straight

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 entire quilt

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.

Received as a gift

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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