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QUILT INDEX RECORD

26-22-4874

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

West Virginia Department of Archives and History

Who documented this quilt?

West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project

The West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search Number:

80607

Person filling out this form is:

Relative of quiltmaker

Source of the information on this quilt:

Daughter-in-law

When was the form filled out?

April 13, 2023

Choose the best description of the source to the quilt:

Quilt owner

Describe the relationship to the quilt's maker:

Daughter-in-law

Interviewer:

RJ Gellner

Where was the quilt documentation day held?

Charleston, WV

This is a:

Finished quilt

Owner's name for quilt:

Joe's Quilt

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Pinwheel

Brackman # or other source & #:

1202a

How wide is the quilt?

70 1/2"

How long is the quilt?

87"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy; Red

Overall color scheme:

Bright or primary colors

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

Damage:

Quilting thread broken or ties missing

Time period:

1950-1975

Family/owner's date for quilt:

Before 1974

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

20

Size of quilt blocks:

13" x 13"

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by plain sashing; Separated by inner and outer sashing (sashing surrounds all sides of all blocks)

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

1

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Squares

Sashing width:

3 1/2"

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

Plain on 4 sides; 3 1/2"

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton; Cotton or polyester blend

Fabric types used to make the quilt top:

Broadcloth

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Floral; Multiple scrap; Paisley; Print; Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton or polyester blend

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

Width of pieces on the back:

41"; 29"; horizontal piece 1 1/2"

Describe the back:

Print; Same fabric used throughout

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton or polyester blend

Fabric structure of the binding:

Plain weave

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front; Hand sewn

What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?

half inch - one inch

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Polyester

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

Cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

Blue

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

5

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

6

Width between quilting lines:

2 1/4"

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Grid/crosshatch; Outline

Describe the quilting designs used:

Large grid crosshatching in sashing

Quilt top made by:

Neil, Kathleen 'Katie' Hill

Quilted by:

Neil, Kathleen 'Katie' Hill

Where the quilt was made, city:

Charleston

Where the quilt was made, county:

Kanawha

Where the quilt was made, state:

West Virginia (WV)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Why was the quilt made?

Personal enjoyment

The quilt was made to be used for:

Bedding, daily use

Quilt is presently used as:

Keepsake/memento

Where did the maker get their materials?

Unknown

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

Where did the quiltmaker find the pattern for the quilting design on the quilt?

Unknown

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Hill, Kathleen "Katie"

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

February 20, 1904

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Duling Farm

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

West Virginia (WV)

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

July 15, 1974

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

English

Quiltmaker's educational background:

High School

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Presbyterian

Quiltmaker's occupation:

George Washington Life Insurance, School Cook (Kanawha County, WV), House Mother at WV Institute of Technology

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Rural

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Hill, Julius W.

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

Virginia

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Gibson, Anna B.

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

New Jersey

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

Contractor; construction

Number of children:

1

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

1

Who photographed this quilt?

Pabst, Amy

Access and copyright information:

Open/Public Domain

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Cite this Quilt

Neil, Kathleen 'Katie' Hil. Joe's Quilt. 1950-1975. From West Virginia Department of Archives and History, West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=26-22-4874. Accessed: 04/13/24