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24-20-297

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Who documented this quilt?

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Collection

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum accession number:

PQ.1998.005.001

Alternate inventory control number:

CQC6971/B1193a

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Broken Dishes

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Broken Dishes

How wide is the quilt?

85.500 inches

How long is the quilt?

87.500 inches

Shape of corners:

Straight

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Time period:

1876-1900

When was the quilt finished?

1880

Describe the quilt's layout:

Vertical strip

Describe the borders:

Dim/Block: 11" x 11.5" Dim/Sash: none Dim/Border1: 8.5" on three sides Dim/Border2: none Dim/Border3: none Dim/Binding: 0.5" Other Dim Dtls (see Descr)

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

White

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

How is the binding made?

Straight grain; Hand sewn; Front turned to back

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How thick is the quilt?

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

single cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

white

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

7

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

11

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Feathering

Describe the quilting designs used:

0.5" diagonals

Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:

RMQM Search Terms: Other Block: 21 pieced blocks set with alternating white unpieced blocks Other Sash: none Other Border1: white, on three sides Other Border2: Other Border3: Other Binding: hand, quilter-made, straight, front to back, white 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: 7 QStitches/Inch Place2: 11 Thread Type: single cotton Thread Color: white Quilting Designs Used: feather, 0.5" diagonals ------------------------------------------------------- Overall Color Scheme: Other PredomCol: Other QSpecificCol: ------------------------------------------------------- Batting: thin cotton Backing: seamed white 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:

Quiltmaker, Unknown

Quilted by:

Quiltmaker, Unknown

Where the quilt was made, state:

Colorado (CO)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field:

1880's Blue and White Broken Dishes pattern, newer binding on all sides some with old blue and white print, two sides with reproduction print. HowAcquired:Donated to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum by Kathy Geise of Littleton, CO. Ownership/History: Provenance unknown. LocMade: unknown

Why was the quilt made?

Unknown

The quilt was made to be used for:

Unknown

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt owner's name:

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Quilt owner's city:

Golden

Quilt owner's state:

Colorado (CO)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Cite this Quilt

Quiltmaker, Unknow. Broken Dishes. 1880. From Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=24-20-297. Accessed: 02/22/24