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Poinsetta Quilt Variation Center flower has additional radiating diamonds

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

30-26-1598

Date data collected:

March 31, 2010

Documentation Location:

McCarl House

In which county does this quilt currently reside?

Beaver

Owner's Name:

Muriel McCarl

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Who documented this quilt?

McCarl Quilts

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation

Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation Quilt Documentation Number:

WP.BVR.0129

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Poinsetta Quilt Variation Center flower has additional radiating diamonds

Brackman # or other source & #:

768.3

How wide is the quilt?

95.5"

How long is the quilt?

96.5"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy; Red

Antique colors:

Cadet Blue

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

Damage:

Dirty; Tears or holes; Wear to edge or binding

Describe the damage:

Wood stains

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Montgomery County, Maryland, Oct. 10th 1844. Machine stitched (?) Emeline Talbott

Method used to make the inscription:

Attached label

Describe the method used to inscribe the quilt:

1900 2 metal staples to the front of quilt paper tag stappled work tulip antique quilt 12 MeCarl DE OE 13-81

Time period:

1800-1849

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

25

Size of quilt blocks:

approx. 12.25"

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by inner only sashing (no sashing along outer edge of outer blocks)

Sashing width:

4"

Number of borders:

3

Describe the borders:

1st border isoceles triangles 3/4 on 3 sides 4th side double sided 1 3/4. Second border 5 3/4 frapunla swirls. Third border double triangles 1 5/8" looks like zigzag.

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric types used to make the quilt top:

Broadcloth

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Floral; Solid/plain

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Solid green border

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:

Stemms different in blocks; number and width -- leaf placement varied -- no specific pattern or half and half arrangement.

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

no

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Description of the back:

Probably originally white rougher weave on back.

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:

20", 28.75", 31"

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

How is the binding made?

Front turned to back; Straight grain

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; Machine quilting; Stuffed work

Thread type used for the quilting:

Cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

White/beige

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

17

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

16

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

no

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Stipple

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Feathering; Vines

Describe the quilting designs used:

Machine stitched inscription in center 4" x 13". Knots only visible on back. Heavy stipped less then 1/8". Overlapping scallops, star in straight lines

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner; Quilt collector

Choose the best description of the source to the quilt:

Quilt collector; Quilt owner

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

Purchased the quilt

Quilt owner's city:

Beaver Falls

Quilt owner's state:

Pennsylvania (PA)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

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

Muriel and Foster McCarl started collecting quilts in 1950's. The purchased quilts from the Lancaster, PA area as well as in Delaware and Medina, Ohio. They purchased the quilts from Auction Houses such as Garth's (Delaware, Ohio); Pennypackers (Lancaster,PA); and Horst Auctions (Ephrata, PA). They also purchased quilts from many dealers such as George and Mildred Samaha, Sr.; George Samaha, Jr. (Medina, Ohio); Hattie Brunner (Lancaster, PA); Fran and Elise Beaven (New Jersey); Dave and Maze Pottinger (Michigan). The McCarl's loved antiques that were signed and dated. They felt that the signatures enhanced the value of the item.

Cite this Quilt

Poinsetta Quilt Variation Center flower has additional radiating diamonds. 1800-1849. From Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation, McCarl Quilts. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=30-26-1598. Accessed: 06/16/24