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28-30-707

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Florida Quilt Project; Sunshine State Quilters Association

Who documented this quilt?

Florida Quilt Project; Quilt Discovery Days

Florida Quilt Project Number:

SSQAAS018

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

If you are a relative of the quiltmaker, how are you related? The quiltmaker is my:

Great-grandmother

When was the form filled out?

02-07-2011

This is a:

Finished quilt

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Temporance?

How wide is the quilt?

78 1/4 inches

How long is the quilt?

80 1/4 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Cream

Antique colors:

Madder Red or Cinnamon Red

Overall color scheme:

Two color

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Damage:

Fading; Pencil or pen or marking lines; Stains

Time period:

1876-1900

Further information concerning dates:

Quilt given to Gertrude Arford Newton - wife Ziba - Quiltmaker's 9th child - married Ziba 1899

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Subject of the quilt:

Temperance ?

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by plain sashing

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Squares

Describe the borders:

13 1/2 x 13 1/2inches

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric types used to make the quilt top:

Muslin

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Printed patchwork; Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

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

no

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

Cream

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

Width of pieces on the back:

varied

Describe the back:

Hand sewn; Same fabric used throughout; Solid/plain

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front

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

less than a half inch

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How thick is the quilt?

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

Cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

Cream

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

8

Width between quilting lines:

1 inch About

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Elbow/fan; Single parallel lines

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Feathering

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Parallel lines

Quilt top made by:

Newton, Marie Jane Forsyth

Quilted by:

Newton, Marie Jane Forsyth

Where the quilt was made, county:

Furnas

Where the quilt was made, state:

Nebraska (NE)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

2007 When uncle Walter Newton died

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

Moved to Nebraska with husband 1878 - Remaind there untilher death 1933.

Why was the quilt made?

Gift or presentation

Details about why the quilt was made:

All 12 children were given quilts - some grandchildren

The quilt was made to be used for:

Bedding, special occasion

Quilt is presently used as:

Keepsake/memento

Where did the maker get their materials?

Unknown

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Jean Garntt Newton

Quilt owner's city:

Jacksonville

Quilt owner's county:

Duval

Quilt owner's state:

Florida (FL)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

08-26-1836

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

McConnelsville

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Ohio

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

12-11-1933

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

British Isles

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Protestant

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Housewife

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Rural

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Thomas Forsyth

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

Irland

Quiltmaker's father's ethnic/tribal background:

Irish

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Rebecca Hughes

Quiltmaker's mother's birthplace:

Ohio

Quiltmaker's mother's ethnic/tribal background:

British

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:

Farmer

Number of children:

12

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

4

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

8

How did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Self-Taught

Why does the quiltmaker quilt?

Gifts; Necessity; Pleasure

Other notes on how the quiltmaker learned, and how and why they quilt:

Gifts to children and grandchildren

Estimated number of quilts made by this quiltmaker:

20-50 quilts

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts?

no

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

no

Who photographed this quilt?

Sandy Onsager

Cite this Quilt

Newton, Marie Jane Forsyt. Temporance?. 1876-1900. From Florida Quilt Project, Florida Quilt Project; Quilt Discovery Days. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=28-30-707. Accessed: 05/30/24