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QUILT INDEX RECORD

26-22-2336

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:

30222

Source of the information on this quilt:

SAMUEL SHAW, SON

When was the form filled out?

September 19, 1992

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

Received as a gift

Interviewer:

EG, Key by: FK

Where was the quilt documentation day held?

PHILIPPI

Owner's name for quilt:

UNCLE JOE'S QUILT

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

COXCOMB - VARIATION

Brackman # or other source & #:

343

How wide is the quilt?

84

How long is the quilt?

76

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corner treatment:

Butted

What color is the quilt?

White; Green; Red

Overall color scheme:

Bright or primary colors

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Damage:

Pencil or pen or marking lines; Stains

Type of inscription:

Other

Time period:

1850-1875

Family/owner's date for quilt:

1850

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

1850

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

4

Size of quilt blocks:

20.5 X 20.5

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by pieced pattern sashing

Sashing width:

9

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

CENTER MOT, Variety of fabrics, Appliqued border

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Percale

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing, Machine Piecing; Hand Applique

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Blanket, buttonhole, or other decorative applique stitch; Hand Applique; Machine Applique

Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:

Quadrant, 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:

Different fabrics; Same fabric used throughout; Machine sewn

How is the binding made?

Straight grain; Machine 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:

WWHITE

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

6

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

6

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:

Grid/crosshatch; Single parallel lines; Outline

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Feathering; Other

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

Pieced back

Quilt top made by:

SHAW, FRANCES

Where the quilt was made, city:

HAGERSTOWN

Where the quilt was made, state:

Maryland (MD)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

1962

Why was the quilt made?

Gift or presentation; Personal enjoyment; Wedding

The quilt was made to be used for:

Bedding, special occasion; Bedding, daily use

Where did the maker get their materials?

Purchased new

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

from owner: Made by Francis Shaw owner's great grandmother Francis Shaw was born 1808, probably in Maryland. She married Joseph Shaw and their first cchild was borned in 1827. They had seven children, three boys and four girls. Francis died in 18876. Joseph had a freight line (horses and wagon) from Baltimaore to Haggerstown Md. This quilt was given to Samuel Shaw by his Mother. Samuel was (owner) grandfather. Samuel gave the quilt to Joseph Shaw (owner's) uncle. Joseph gave it to (owner), and it to go to owner's son and then grandson. The red and color or the quilt is still very bright. The quilting and design fine and lovely. p 4 width of sashing 2 are 9", 2 are 12"

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

Photographs

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1808

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Maryland (MD)

Quiltmaker's marriage date(s):

1825

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1876

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

ENGLISH

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

METHODIST

Quiltmaker's occupation:

HOUSEWIFE

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Urban

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

JOSEPH SHAW, Unknown

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' ethnic/tribal background:

ENGLISH

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' occupation:

FREIGHT LLINE HORSE/

Number of children:

7

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

4

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

3

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Under 10 years of age

Notes on how the quiltmaker learned, and how and why they quilt:

Quiltmaker learned to quilt from: MOTHER

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts?

no

Describe any favorite patterns, tools, etc. used by the quiltmaker:

Place to quilt: HOME, Type of frame: WOODEN

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

Husband's burialplace: MT MORRIS BARBOUR CO, Quiltmaker's burialplace: MR MORRIS BARBOUR CO

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search

Cite this Quilt

SHAW, FRANCE. UNCLE JOE'S QUILT. 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=26-22-2336. Accessed: 06/16/24