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Where are the records for this quilt housed?
West Virginia Department of Archives and History
Who documented this quilt?
West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search
The West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search Number:
When was the form filled out?
October 17, 1992
If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?
M COFFEY, Key by: JR
Where was the quilt documentation day held?
Names for quilt's pattern in common use:
FLYING GEESE VARIATION
Brackman # or other source & #:
3606, p. 121
How wide is the quilt?
How long is the quilt?
Shape of edge:
What color is the quilt?
Overall color scheme:
Bright or primary colors; Multicolor
Type of inscription:
Multiple Names; Signature
What is inscribed on the quilt?
Hanna Cunningham / Cibil Benol / I am your friend Leah Babb / Fairmount, Ohio/ Remember me Caroline M. Babb / Fairmount Ohio / Forget me never Mary A. Babb / Fairmount, Ohio / Time should not change me Mary C. Taylor / Moorefield Hardy County / July the 24th, 1848 Eliza C. Largeant / Miamisburg, Ohio / Think of me my cousin Ann R______Maste / Forget me not Mary L Schultz / May 1847 / Think of me Mary Cunningham Ann Miller / January the 2nd 184_ / I will not forget thee
What is the date inscribed on the quilt?
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Number of quilt blocks:
Size of quilt blocks:
9 X 9
Arrangement of quilt blocks:
On point or rotated 45 degrees
Spacing of quilt blocks:
Alternating with plain squares
Number of borders:
Describe the borders:
Same fabric for all
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Fabric styles used in the quilt top:
Plaid; Striped; Checked; Floral; Geometric
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Can you feel or see paper on the quilt that was used as a construction aid?
Description of the back:
What color is the back of the quilt?
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How is the binding made?
Back turned to front; Hand sewn
What kind of filling is used in the quilt?
How are the layers held together?
Thread type used for the quilting:
Single thread, Cotton thread
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Quilting designs used, overall motifs:
Single parallel lines
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Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:
Quilt top made by:
JOHNSON, REBECCA CATHERINE
Where the quilt was made, city:
Where the quilt was made, county:
Where the quilt was made, state:
West Virginia (WV)
Where the quilt was made, country:
Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:
Where did the maker get their materials?
Purchased new; Sewing scraps
Describe anything about the design of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field:
Mary A. Delay Ann R. Stingoy / Patterson Creek Jane B. Simmons / rural retreat / Forget me not Rachael Jane Masters / Think of me Sallie H. Snodgrass / Hardy County / Virginia / July 8th 1848 Jane Babb / ____ _____ Mary A. Simmons / rural retreat / Think of me Rebecca A. Miles / ___Locust ____Grove / Remember me Elizabeth Williams / Patterson Creek George W. Turley / Liberty Hall Sarah J. Bowers / Moorefield / Hardy County Clementine Miles / Pattersons ____ Mary ___Tia______/ ________/ Forget me not Hannah V. Turkey / Liberty Hall Susan \e. Montgomery / Think of me ____/ Far a___ay / 1847 Miranda Faye / ________ville / Sept 18th / Withrow / Remember me Route 1 Box 48 Lindside WV 24951-9606 October 3, 1994 Dear Marj, Here is a copy of the documentation for WVHQS 20296, the mid-19th century signature quilt, made in Mineral County, West Virginia. I hope you can either research this quilt yourself or find someone interested in history who can undertake the research. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Copy of page 95 from New Jersey Quilts, 1777-1950 which shows a signature quilt resembling this quilt. "WILD GOOSE VARIATION, pieced 1843-1847, quilted 1876. 92" x 92". Made in Mullica Hill, Gloucester County, New Jersey. This lovely example of a single design signature quilt is signed with many stamps and signatures of both men and women. A pen and ink sketch in the center has the following inscription "For Miss Sarah M. Thomas 1843 ___on her birthday. Designed by F. T. Dunlops 1876." This inscription with the two different dates and the machine stitching on the quilt's edge suggest it was quilted in 1876, having been pieced much earlier. The well preserved colors,are remarkable indicating how bright the colors of the period really were. The owner of the quilt, Beryl Skinner, is the great-granddaughter of the initial recipient and can trace many family names among the quilt's signatures."
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In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?
Number of children:
How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?
How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?
Notes on how the quiltmaker learned, and how and why they quilt:
Quiltmaker learned to quilt from: MOTHER
Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:
Quiltmaker's burialplace: GREENWELL CEM REESES MILL
Access and copyright information:
West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search
Cite this Quilt
JOHNSON, REBECCA CATHERIN. FLYING GEESE VARIATION. 1850-1875. From West Virginia Department of Archives and History, West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=26-22-1669. Accessed: 10/03/23