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32-28-175

Alberta Heritage Quilt Project Number:

AHQP 1-0196

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Royal Alberta Museum

Who documented this quilt?

Alberta Heritage Quilt Project

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

When was the form filled out?

09-18-1992

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

Inherited

Where was the quilt documentation day held?

Calgary

This is a:

Finished quilt

Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Patterns or Applique number or other pattern source name and number:

283

How wide is the quilt?

61.5 inches

How long is the quilt?

76 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy; Green

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Damage:

Fading

Describe the damage:

split fabric

Describe the repairs:

mended

Type of inscription:

Other

Describe the type of inscription:

Name

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Snyder

Method used to make the inscription:

Ink

Describe where the inscription was found:

Right hand bottom

Further information concerning dates:

Probable quiltmaker was born in 1860 and died in 1950

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Alternating with plain squares

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

light blue-green border along one side of the quilt, 1.75 inches wide.

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Description of the back:

Muslin

What color is the back of the quilt?

White

How is the binding made?

Front turned to back; Hand sewn; Home cut; Separate binding applied; Straight grain

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

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

7

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Outline

Quilt top made by:

Snyder, Sara Josephine Russell

Quilted by:

Snyder, Sara Josephine Russell

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Rowena Anne Snyder Cromwell

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Russell

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

c.1860

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Missouri

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

c.1950

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

English, Pennsylvania Dutch

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Methodist

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Homemaker, School Teacher

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

Farmer

Number of children:

5

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Royal Alberta Museum

Cite this Quilt

Snyder, Sara Josephine Russel. From Royal Alberta Museum, Alberta Heritage Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=32-28-175. Accessed: 04/17/24