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Hammonds, Amanda Pairle. Lone Star. 1850-1875. From Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, Winedale Quilt Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=25-21-286. Accessed: 04/14/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

25-21-286

Who documented this quilt?

Winedale Quilt Collection

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

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.

TMM791-1

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.

W2h36.03

AUTHOR/INTERVIEWEE: The person who brought the quilt for documentation is the source. Enter his/her name here.

Relative of quiltmaker, Other

OTHER RELATIONSHIP TO SOURCE: If you chose Other, for the relationship to the source, describe the relationship here.

technical reviewer

DATE OF DATA COLLECTION: Enter the date the state or county documentation form was filled out (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

1947, 2007

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.

Other

OTHER INFORMATION ON SOURCE PERSON TO QUILT: If you chose other, please describe how the quilt maker participated in the design.

donor, technical reviewer

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.

Lone Star

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.

Lone Star

ALTERNATE NAME(S) FOR THE 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.

previous referred to as Framed Five Pointed Star

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

87 in.

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

90 1/2 in.

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

Straight

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

Rounded

PREDOMINANT COLOR(S): CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Green, Red, Turquoise or Teal, White

QUILT-SPECIFIC COLOR(S): CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: These are color names that describe how the fabric was made, (usually a dye process) or where the fabric was manufactured. Enter all the colors that are found in the quilt.

Chrome Green, Turkey Red

OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.

Bright or primary colors

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

Fair/worn

DAMAGE TO QUILT: Use this field to describe specific damage to the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Disintegration of fabric, Fading, Stains, Tears or holes, Wear to edge or binding

REPAIRS TO QUILT: If the quilt has been repaired or restored, use this field to describe the work that was done. Leave the field blank if the quilt has had no repairs.

Stabilized with netting

OTHER REPAIRS TO QUILT: If you chose Other, please describe the repair.

stabilized with crepeline.

COMMENTS OR NOTES ON QUILT'S CONDITION OR REPAIR HISTORY: Some quilts have had extensive or unusual repair work done. Please use this field to describe anything that didn't fit in the previous fields.

Two sides of the quilt are machine sewn at the edge with a chain stitch. It is not known if this is original to the quilt or an early repair or resizing. This quilt may have been repaired and/or stabilized in 1984-1985 when members of the Austin Area Quilt Guild helped a professional textile conservator quilts repair and/or stabilize approximately thirty quilts then owned by the Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas at Austin.

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.

1850-1875

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).

Family states that this quilt was made in 1858.

OTHER EXTERNAL OR PROFESSIONAL DATE ESTIMATION: If the date was estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser, enter that date (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

1850-1870

OTHER DATE ESTIMATION BY WHOM: Enter the name and/or title of the person who estimated the quilt's date for field 23d.

Jan Wass

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

Medallion or framed center

MEDALLION SIZE (L X W): If your quilt has one block in the center that is larger and more special than the rest of the blocks in the quilt, it is probably a medallion. It can be pieced, appliquéd or a printed panel. Enter the medallion size in inches.

33 in. x 36 in.

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.

14 borders on two sides; 15 borders on two sides

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.

On two sides (adjacent sides) the border is appliqued with blue and red buds and green leaves and swag vines on white strip. This border is partially bound with red fabric applied crudely with a machine chain stitch.

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

Broadcloth

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

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

UNIQUE OR OTHER CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES: Enter any unusual technique that hasn't been described in a previous field.

Scallops around central star are hand appliqued

CONTAINS PAPER REMAINS: This field is for quilts that have been either string pieced on a paper foundation or English template pieced. Choose yes if you can feel or see paper on the quilt that was used as a construction aid.

no

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

OTHER FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT BACK: If you chose Other, please describe the fiber used in the quilt back.

small patch possible of feedsack; small patch of brown and white checked fabric

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

White

NUMBER OF PIECES IN QUILT BACK: Enter the number of pieces of fabric used in the quilt back.

3

WIDTH OF PIECES: Enter, in inches, the width of the pieces of fabric on the back of the quilt. Do not enter if the back is an art quilt.

24 in., 31 1/2 in., 31 in.

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

Same fabric used throughout

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.

Edges turned in/ no separate binding, Straight grain

WIDTH OF QUILT BINDING: Choose the width (in inches) of the binding of the quilt. Measure from the front side only.

less than a half inch

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

Cotton

BATTING LOFT: Choose the thickness of the quilt filling that best describes the quilt.

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

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

THREAD TYPE: Describe the fiber content or type of quilting thread used on the quilt.

cotton

THREAD COLOR: Enter the color(s) of thread used to hold the quilt layers together.

white

NUMBER OF QUILTING STITCHES PER INCH (PLACE 1): Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in one place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.

9

NUMBER OF QUILTING STITCHES PER INCH (PLACE 2): Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in a different place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.

12

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: MOTIFS/OVERALL PATTERNS: Choose the overall quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Echo, Outline, Other

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: DECORATIVE PATTERNS: Choose the decorative 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.

Cables, Other

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

The central star is heavily quilted in blue thread in echo quilting forming five diamonds which meet at the center of the star. The white background in the medallion is echo quilted around the star and filled with 5-pointed stars. There is outline quilting in the borders, with a double opposed wave through each strip's center.

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.

Unusual design on two adjacent borders.

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.

Hammonds, Amanda Pairlee

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.

Hammonds, Amanda Pairlee

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.

Rusk

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.

Texas (TX)

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

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.

This quilt was made by Amanada Pairlee Hammonds in 1858 when she was 18 and living with her parents in Rusk County, Texas. In 1860, Amanda married George Alwin Linn of Kentucky. The Linn family joined the McMullan Colony, a Confederate colonization group that hoped to resettle in South America after the Civil War. The group attempted to sail to Brazil in 1865. The party's ship, The Derby, wrecked off the coast of Cuba en route; the Linns survived the wreck, as did this quilt, which is said to have been in salt water for several days. The Linns and their party eventually made it to Brazil. According to family/donor information, a relative, Mrs. Daisy Linn Chase (probably the daughter of the quiltmaker) of Los Angeles, California, sent this quilt to Texas Governor Coke Stevenson in January 1947 for donation to the Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas.

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 is one of approximately forty-two quilts that the Texas Memorial Museum (TMM) at the University of Texas at Austin transferred to the University’s Center for American History (CAH) in April 2003 as part of TMM’s transfer of selected material culture objects from its collections to CAH and other research facilities on the UT-Austin campus. These TMM quilts are now part of CAH’s Winedale Quilt Collection. Information relating to each quilt’s provenance is based on documentation recorded by TMM staff at the time of acquisition, which began in the early 1940s and

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, Study or teaching aid

EXHIBITIONS (LIST ALL): List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed including: Title, Location, Dates, Venue of Exhibit and Catalog Title or publications, if applicable. Use this field for all information.

"From Our Hands: A Sesquicentennial Celebration of Quilts," February 16 - March 29, 1986, Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas at Austin; annual quilt show, February 2004, 2005, Winedale, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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.

Winedale, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

QUILT OWNER CITY

Round Top

QUILT OWNER COUNTY

Fayette

QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.

Texas (TX)

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

United States

OTHER RELATED ITEMS SUCH AS IMAGE, ORAL HISTORY, OR EPHEMERA: Use this box to list other materials that exist about this quilt. This may include oral history, articles, additional photos or publications, etc.

Described in exhibition catalog for "From Our Hands: A Sesquicentennial Celebration of Quilts," Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas at Austin, 1986. For information about the colonization party that the quiltmaker and her family were pat of, see William C. Griggs, The Elusive Eden: Frank McMullan's Confederate Colony in Brazil (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1987).

QUILTMAKER'S MAIDEN NAME: Enter the maiden name of the quilt maker.

Hammonds, Amanda Pairlee

GENDER: Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s). Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Female

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

February 4, 1839

QUILT MAKER'S BIRTH CITY AND/OR COUNTY: Name of the city where the quilt maker was born.

Shelby

QUILT MAKER'S BIRTH STATE: Select the state of the quilt maker's birth.

Texas

QUILT MAKER'S COUNTRY OF BIRTH: Select the quilt maker's country of birth, if known.

United States

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

STATE: Enter the state where the quilt maker lives/lived.

Texas (TX)

COUNTRY: Enter the country where the quilt maker lives/lived.

United States

FATHER'S NAME: Enter the name of the quilt maker's father.

Hammonds, John Johnson

FATHER'S BIRTHPLACE: Enter the birthplace of the quilt maker's father.

Lincoln County, Kentucky

MOTHER'S NAME: Enter the name of the quilt maker's mother.

Lindsey, Nancy Malinda

MOTHER'S BIRTHPLACE: Enter the birthplace of the quilt maker's mother.

Tennessee

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: Enter the number of children of the quilt maker.

8

NUMBER OF FEMALE CHILDREN: Enter the number of daughters of the quilt maker.

4

NUMBER OF MALE CHILDREN: Enter the number of sons of the quilt maker.

4

PHOTO CREDIT: Credit for photographer.

Billy Moore

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.

Assistant Director Winedale

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