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38-36-1661

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

Who documented this quilt?

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project Number:

TUC140141

When was the documentation day held? Or when was the form collected?

11-03-2014

Where was the documentation day held?

Tucson, Arizona

1. Type of quilt object

Finished quilt

2. Designer's title:

Floral Applique Blocks

3. Quilt Width:

94 inches

3. Quilt Length:

96 inches

4. Shape of edge:

Straight

5. Shape of Corners:

Straight

6. Overall color scheme:

Two color

7. Predominant Color(s):

Purple; Red

9. Overall condition:

Good/moderate use

10. Damage to quilt:

Fading; Stains

13. Inscription:

Date; Multiple Names

13.1. Content of inscription(s):

Margaret Cameron - Feb 22, 1849 Elizabeth Cameron - Feb 13, 1849 Name #3 too faded to read, dated 1847 Name #4 too faded to read, dated 1847

13.2. Date of inscription:

c. 1847 and c. 1849

13.3. Method of inscription:

Embroidery; Ink

13.4. Location of inscription:

on block

14. Date of Quilt:

1800-1849

15. Source of Fabric:

Unknown

16. Subject of the quilt:

floral

17. Layout format:

Block pattern

18.2. Number of quilt blocks:

25

Size of quilt blocks:

14 x 14 inches

18.4. Block style (shape):

Squares

18.5. Arrangement of quilt blocks: block orientation:

Straight

18.6 Spacing relative to other blocks:

Bands or horizontal strippy (in horizontal rows separated by plain horizontal bars)

18.7. Number of different block patterns present:

25 different botanical appliques

20. Sashing width:

3 inches

22. Borders:

2

22.2. Border descriptions:

borders are same as sashing. First border is 3.5 inches on 3 three sides and 4 inches on one side; sashing is 3.5 inches

23. Fiber used in quilt tops:

Cotton

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

Floral; Geometric; Multiple scrap; Paisley; Plaid; Print; Solid/plain; Striped

25.2 Applique techniques:

Hand Applique

25.4 Other construction technique:

the quilt has stuffed 1 inch circles

27.1. Materials used in binding:

Cotton

27.3. Construction techniques used in binding:

Back turned to front; Hand sewn

27.5. Width of binding:

less than a half inch

28.1. Material used for quilt batting or filling:

No filling

29.3. Quilting technique used:

Hand quilting; Stuffed work

29.3.1. Thread type:

cotton

29.3.1. Thread color:

white

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

7

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

8

Distance between quilting lines:

1 inch

Knots visible:

yes

29.4.1. Motif/overall quilting patterns:

Patches outlined/in the ditch; Single parallel lines

Other quilting designs used:

Chevron design in the borders; 1.5 inches wide

31.1. Fabric fiber types used in quilt back:

Cotton; Woven or homespun

31.2. Color of backing:

White

31.3. Number of pieces in quilt back:

5

31.3. Size of pieces in quilt back:

94 x 31; 94 x 31; 94 x 31; 90 x 4.5; 4.5 x 4 inches

31.4. Description of back:

Machine sewn; Solid/plain

30. Quilt notes and observations:

30.5: Name on attached fabric tag - JEMERSON

1. Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Name of Quilt Owner:

Patricia Middleton

Quilt Owner's State:

Arizona (AZ)

Quilt Owner's Country:

United States

When was this object acquired? Under what circumstances?

c. 1995; found in a box in the closet of mother's house.

3. Quilt maker's name:

Jimerson, Sally Shepherd; Jemerson, Sally Shepherd

Gender:

Female

Birth date:

09-12-1806

Death date:

03-00-1879

Ethnic background/Tribal affiliation:

Protestant

Quilt maker's birth city:

Monmouth

Quilt maker's birth state:

New Jersey

9. Available sources for the quilt maker:

Middleton family tree. Patty Middleton found the quilt in her mother's things. Seems to have been made by her great-great-grandmother. Her mother (Helen) told her that her grandmother made quilts with a group at church.

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

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Cite this Quilt

Jimerson, Sally Shepherd; Jemerson, Sally Shepher. Floral Applique Blocks. 1800-1849. From Arizona Quilt Documentation Project, Arizona Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=38-36-1661. Accessed: 06/16/24