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38-36-1109

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

Who documented this quilt?

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project; Heritage Quilt Study Group of Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Arizona

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project Number:

HQD620

1. Type of quilt object

Finished quilt

3. Quilt Width:

80"

3. Quilt Length:

68.5"

4. Shape of edge:

Rounded

7. Predominant Color(s):

Blue; Tan

9. Overall condition:

Excellent/like new

14. Date of Quilt:

1876-1900

Other external or professional date estimation:

1897-1898

17. Layout format:

Block pattern

18.1.1. Block pattern:

Unknown, could be original

Size of quilt blocks:

5.675"

18.5. Arrangement of quilt blocks: block orientation:

Straight

18.6 Spacing relative to other blocks:

Separated by pieced pattern sashing; Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)

20. Sashing width:

3"

22.2. Border descriptions:

1.5" triangles

23. Fiber used in quilt tops:

Cotton

24. Fabric patterns, styles, motifs, or print categories used in quilt top:

Solid/plain

25.1 Piecing techniques:

Machine Piecing

27.3. Construction techniques used in binding:

Separate binding applied; Bias grain; Commercial

28.1. Material used for quilt batting or filling:

Cotton

28.2. Batting loft:

Thin

29.2. Quilted by:

43-50

29.3. Quilting technique used:

Hand quilting

29.3.2. Number of quilting stitches per inch (Place 1):

4

29.3.2. Number of quilting stitches per inch (Place 2):

6

Other fabric fiber types used in quilt back:

Muslin

31.2. Color of backing:

White

31.3. Number of pieces in quilt back:

3

31.3. Size of pieces in quilt back:

33.75"; 4"; 31.75"

1. Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Name of Quilt Owner:

Kitty M. Garner

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

When was this object acquired? Under what circumstances?

Inherited from father, Glenn Thomas in 1985. Previous owners of this quilt were, Kitty Garner; Glenn Thomas, present owner, 1985-present; Cennie Thomas, father, 1969-1985; Leila Read Thomas Overman, 1932-1969; Glenn's mother, 1913-1932; Sylvester Read, 1898-1913. This quilt came to Arizona in February 2003.

3. Quilt maker's name:

43-50

Gender:

Male

Birth date:

3/18/1831

Death date:

11/12/1913 in Custer County, Nebraska.

Quilt maker's birth city:

Cheshire

Quilt maker's birth state:

Massachusetts (MA)

Quilt maker's country of birth:

United States

Why does/did the quiltmaker quilt?

Income

Describe the quiltmaker's unique or favorite materials, patterns, quilting techniques, etc.:

He liked piecing and quilting

Any other notes or stories about the quilt maker:

The quiltmaker lived in Cheshire, Mass, 1831-1836; New York, 1836-1852; Knox Co, Ohio, 1852-1883; Custer Co, Nebraska, 1883-1913. He made other quilts. Sylvester Read began to make quilts for income when he could no longer "work" on the farm. He was a civil war Union Soldier, Co "C", 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunters (more on back of page, not visible). He made 2 matching quilts, one he sent to President Wm. McKinley as an inaguration gift.

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

Where the quilt was made, county:

Custer

Where the quilt was made, state:

Nebraska (NE)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

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Cite this Quilt

43-5. Unknown, could be original. 1876-1900. From Arizona Quilt Documentation Project, Arizona Quilt Documentation Project; Heritage Quilt Study Group of Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Arizona. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=38-36-1109. Accessed: 04/20/24