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RED AND GREEN HARP; ORIGINAL-HARPS & LAUREL

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26-22-2047

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:

20654

When was the form filled out?

January 30, 1993

If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?

Purchased the quilt; Received as a gift

Interviewer:

MC, Key by: MM

Where was the quilt documentation day held?

GERRARDSTOWN

Owner's name for quilt:

RED AND GREEN HARP

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

ORIGINAL-HARPS & LAUREL

How wide is the quilt?

100

How long is the quilt?

102

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corner treatment:

Mitered

What color is the quilt?

Orange; Green; Red; White

Overall color scheme:

Bright or primary colors

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

Damage:

Pencil or pen or marking lines

Type of inscription:

Multiple Names

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Sue Billmyer

Method used to make the inscription:

Ink

Location of inscription:

on back

Time period:

1850-1875

Date estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser:

1850

Number of borders:

2

Describe the borders:

Same fabric for all

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain; Floral

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Percale, Calico

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing; Hand Applique

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Other applique; Hand Applique

Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:

Standard applique

Can you feel or see paper on the quilt that was used as a construction aid?

no

Description of the back:

Percale

What color is the back of the quilt?

White

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout; Solid/plain; Hand sewn

How is the binding made?

Hand sewn

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

Single thread, Cotton thread

Color of thread used in the quilting:

WHITE

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

10

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

10

Width between quilting lines:

0.5

Can you see any knots on the front or back of the quilt?

no

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Meander/free motion

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Feathering; Floral

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

even stitching

Quilt top made by:

LEMEN, SUE MARY

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

The quilt was made to be used for:

Bedding, daily use

Where did the maker get their materials?

Purchased new

Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:

Photographs

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

BILLMYER

Quiltmaker's birth date:

September 24, 1836

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

August 4, 1881

Quiltmaker's educational background:

Unknown

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

PRESBYTERIAN

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Rural

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and /or partner's/partners' name(s):

LEMEN, WILLIAM THORNBURG

Number of children:

5

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

4

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

1

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

Husband's birth month: June, Husband's birth day: 15, Husband's birth year: 1835, Husband's date of death: month: April, Husband's date of death: day: 17, Husband's date of death: year: 1899, Husband's burialplace: ELMWOOD CEMETERY, Quiltmaker's church: SHEPHERDSTOWN, Quiltmaker's burialplace: ELMWOOD CEMETERY

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search

Cite this Quilt

LEMEN, SUE MAR. RED AND GREEN HARP. 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=26-22-2047. Accessed: 06/16/24