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Date data collected:
March 31, 2010
In which county does this quilt currently reside?
Ownership of this quilt is:
Who documented this quilt?
Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation Project; McCarl Collection
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:
Access and copyright information:
Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation
This is a:
Describe the item:
How wide is the quilt?
How long is the quilt?
Shape of edge:
Shape of corners:
What color is the quilt?
Beige or Tan; Blue or Navy; Red
Overall color scheme:
Very good/almost new
Describe the damage:
Khaki - most likely original green - applique thread green - bird blue
Type of inscription:
What is inscribed on the quilt?
A Q 14 Free form label
Method used to make the inscription:
Location of inscription:
Describe the quilt setting:
Applique circular pattern - front panels 26 3/4", 33 1/2", 27" - machine pieced
Number of borders:
Fiber types used to make the quilt top:
Fabric types used to make the quilt top:
Fabric styles used in the quilt top:
Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:
Novelty techniques used to make the quilt top:
Embellishment techniques used to make the quilt top:
Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:
Quilt tech: trapunta Bird legs chain stitch Eyes embroidered
Materials used to make the back:
What color is the back of the quilt?
Width of pieces on the back:
18", 34 3/4", 34 3/4"
Describe the back:
Materials used in the quilt binding:
Fabric structure of the binding:
How is the binding made?
Back turned to front; Machine sewn
How wide is the binding (measure on the top only)?
What kind of filling is used in the quilt?
How thick is the quilt?
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
How are the layers held together?
Hand quilting; Tied or tufted
Thread type used for the quilting:
Color of thread used in the quilting:
Medium value thread in leaves that didn't fade - applique medium color thread in blues & reds, might be grey or pale blue
Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:
Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:
Quilting designs used, overall motifs:
Double parallel lines
Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:
Quilting designs used, background fills:
Describe the quilting designs used:
Double parallel lines 1/4" apart - 1/2" between pairs. Feathered wreaths & feathered sprays.
Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:
6 woven tape tabs 13 1/2" apart - hand stitched
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:
Quilt owner's state:
Quilt owner's country:
Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:
Muriel and Foster McCarl started collecting quilts in the 1950's. The purchased quilts from the Lancaster, PA area as well as in Delaware and Medina, OH. They purchased the quilts from Auction Houses such as Garth's (Delaware,OH); 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, OH); 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
1850-1875. From Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation, Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation Project; McCarl Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=30-26-1635. Accessed: 12/10/23