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Cite this Quilt

Harris, Virginia R. Seeing Red. 2000. From Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=24-20-11. Accessed: 09/17/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

24-20-11

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Who documented this quilt?

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS: Enter the main control number for this item you are entering. For a museum, this will probably be your acquisition number. It may be the number given to the quilt by the state or county project.

PQ.2004.023.001

TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Finished quilt

OTHER TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: If you chose Other, please describe the object being documented here.

Quilt, Art

QUILT'S TITLE, IF IT HAS ONE: Enter the name given to the quilt by the maker. Many quilts have no title, but contemporary quilters often give a name to their quilts. If the quilt has no title, leave this field blank.

Seeing Red

OVERALL WIDTH: Enter how wide the quilt is. Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)

54.000 inches

OVERALL LENGTH: Enter how long the quilt is. Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).

40.000 inches

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

Excellent/like new

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.

2000-2025

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.

2000

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

Nontraditional or art

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.

Dim/Block: none Dim/Sash: none Dim/Border1: none Dim/Border2: none Dim/Border3: none Dim/Binding: Other Dim Dtls (see Descr)

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.

Silk; Cotton; Other

FABRIC TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fabric that are used to make the quilt top.

Other

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.

Solid/plain; Geometric; Floral; Dotted

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.

Machine Piecing

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: EMBELLISHMENT TECHNIQUES: Choose the embellishment technique used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. If your answer in Field 38f was no, skip this question.

Other embellishment technique

COLOR OF BACKING: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt backing. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Red

DESCRIPTION OF BCAK: Choose the best description for the back of the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Print

MATERIALS USED IN QUILT BINDING: Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN BINDING: Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Machine sewn

MATERIAL USED FOR QUILT BATTING OR FILLING: Choose the fiber content that best describes the material used to fill the quilt.

Cannot tell

UNIQUE OR OTHER BATTING: Enter any batting materials used on the quilt that don't appear in a previous field.

possibly 80/20

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.

Machine quilting

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.

In-the-ditch

PLEASE DESCRIBE OTHER QUILTING DESIGNS USED: Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.

to design, sparse

ANY OTHER FEATURES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S APPEARANCE, MATERIALS, OR CONSTRUCTION: Describe anything about the physical appearance of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

RMQM Search Terms: Other Block: Other Sash: Other Border1: Other Border2: Other Border3: Other Binding: red and black print cotton, machine applied binding Other Dim Dtls: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Artist Names/Info: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Medium/FiberT: synthetics (polyester?) Other Material/FabricT: Other Technique/Fab Prts: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Layout Fmt: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Piecing Techn: Other Appliq Techn: Other Novelty Techn: Other Embell Techn & Items: machine couching Unique Constr Techn: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Quilting Techn: QStitches/Inch Place1: QStitches/Inch Place2: Thread Type: Thread Color: Quilting Designs Used: in the ditch, to design, sparse ------------------------------------------------------- Overall Color Scheme: Other PredomCol: Other QSpecificCol: ------------------------------------------------------- Batting: unknown, possibly 80/20 Backing: pieced rectangles in various red prints Edge Shape: Corner Shape: ------------------------------------------------------- Add'l Info re Q's Appear/Matls/Constr: overlapping and interlocking circles using red fabrics creates overall designs Add'l Info re Q's Design/Sources:

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.

Harris, Virginia R.

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.

Harris, Virginia R.

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.

Colorado (CO)

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.

United States

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

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.

Art Quilt, "Seeing Red" 2000. 54" x 40". This quilt is one of 64 art quilts that make up the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum's Rooted in Tradition Collection, which is on traveling exhibit throughout the USA through 2008. Featured in the book "Rooted in Tradition: Art Quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum." HowAcquired: Donated to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum by the maker, Virginia R. Harris of Santa Rosa, CA. Ownership/History: Made by Virginia R. Harris and donated to the collection "Rooted in Tradition: Art Quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum." LocMade: Santa Rosa///CA

QUILTMAKER'S REASONS FOR MAKING THE QUILT: If the quilt was made for a specific purpose, choose the reason from the list. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Art or personal expression

QUILT WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED TO BE USED AS: Not all quilts were made for beds. Choose how the quilt was originally used. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Artwork/wall hanging

QUILT IS PRESENTLY USED AS: Choose how the quilt is being used by the present owner. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Museum collection

OWNERSHIP OF THIS QUILT IS: Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection.

Public Museum, Library or Institution

NAME OF QUILT OWNER: Add name of Quilt Owner if public other.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

QUILT OWNER CITY

Golden

QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.

Colorado (CO)

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

United States

ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF 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.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

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