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QUILT INDEX RECORD

24-20-220

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.1996.002.006

ALTERNATIVE INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBER: If applicable, enter any alternate inventory control number for this quilt. For museums, this might be an identifying number from a documentation project.

CQC5185/B2573

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

Finished quilt

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.

Log Cabin

ALTERNATE NAME(S) FOR 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.

Log Cabin

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

63.000 inches

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

74.000 inches

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

Straight

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

Fair/worn

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.

1876-1900

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.

1880

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

Block pattern

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: 5.5" x 5.5" Dim/Sash: none Dim/Border1: none Dim/Border2: none Dim/Border3: none Dim/Binding: 0.5" 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.

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.

Solid/plain; Plaid; Geometric; Floral; Dotted; Checked; Striped

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

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

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.

Straight grain; Hand sewn

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

No filling

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

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: 11 blocks x 13 blocks, alternating dark and light squares Other Sash: Other Border1: Other Border2: Other Border3: Other Binding: hand, straight, quilter-made, back to front, tan cotton Other Dim Dtls: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Artist Names/Info: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Medium/FiberT: Other Material/FabricT: Other Technique/Fab Prts: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Layout Fmt: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Piecing Techn: Other Appliq Techn: Other Novelty Techn: Other Embell Techn & Items: Unique Constr Techn: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Quilting Techn: QStitches/Inch Place1: 5 QStitches/Inch Place2: 6 Thread: single white cotton Quilting Designs Used: diagonal ------------------------------------------------------- Overall Color Scheme: Other PredomCol: Other QSpecificCol: ------------------------------------------------------- Batting: none Backing: pieced cotton Edge Shape: Corner Shape: straight ------------------------------------------------------- Add'l Info re Q's Appear/Matls/Constr: 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.

Dickinson, Mary Jane Ruggles

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.

Dickinson, Mary Jane Ruggles

OTHER PEOPLE WHO WORKED ON THIS QUILT: Enter the name of any other person(s) who worked on the quilt. 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.

quiltmaker, unknown

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.

This quilt was made c.1900 by Mary Jane Ruggles Dickenson (Jan 1, 1848 - Mar 18, 1925). She was the mother of Bess Dickenson Appel. The 143 blocks are made from assorted cotton scraps, with a red center patch in each block. The blocks are hand pieced onto fabric foundations, and hand quilted diagonally across each one. The quilt is well-used, worn and faded, with some stains. Mary Jane Ruggles married Martin Dickinson on Sept 24, 1864. They moved to Granada, CO in 1887. Mr. Dickinson had a general store in Granada. He fought in the Civil War. This quilt is one of several made by members of the Appel family and donated to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. HowAcquired: Donated to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum by Ella Appel. Ownership/History: Made by Mary Jane Ruggles (Jan 1, 1848-March 18, 1925). LocMade: unknown

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.

Unknown

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.

Unknown

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

Cite this Quilt

Dickinson, Mary Jane Ruggle. Log Cabin. 1880. From Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=24-20-220. Accessed: 07/04/22