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QUILT INDEX RECORD

38-36-1992

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:

MLS150030

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

04-20-2015

Where was the documentation day held?

Phoenix, Arizona

1. Type of quilt object

Finished quilt

2. Designer's title:

Celebrating Silas

3. Quilt Width:

63 inches

3. Quilt Length:

78 inches

4. Shape of edge:

Scalloped

5. Shape of Corners:

Straight

6. Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

7. Predominant Color(s):

Blue or Navy; Cream; Red

9. Overall condition:

Excellent/like new

12. Comment or notes on quilt's condition or repair history:

Brand new

13. Inscription:

Date; Multiple Names

13.2. Date of inscription:

02-00-21015

13.3. Method of inscription:

Ink

13.4. Location of inscription:

on back

14. Date of Quilt:

2000-2025

Date quilt begun:

01-00-2015

Date quilt completed:

02-00-2015

15. Source of Fabric:

Purchased new

16. Subject of the quilt:

Firemen, emergency medical services, police

17. Layout format:

Block pattern

18.1.1. Block pattern:

Take 5

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Commercial/Published source: Pattern

Describe the source of the pattern:

Deirdre K. Brown

18.1.4. Commercial Pattern (Designer, Source):

Deirdre K. Brown

18.2. Number of quilt blocks:

20

Size of quilt blocks:

inches

18.4. Block style (shape):

Squares

18.5. Arrangement of quilt blocks: block orientation:

Straight

18.7. Number of different block patterns present:

One

22. Borders:

One

22.2. Border descriptions:

Borders on all sides 6" plain border Fabric same as quilt

23. Fiber used in quilt tops:

Cotton

23. Fabric used in quilt tops:

Broadcloth

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

Checked; Novelty; Plaid; Solid/plain

25.1 Piecing techniques:

Machine Piecing

27.1. Materials used in binding:

Cotton

27.2. Fabric structure used in binding:

Plain weave

27.3. Construction techniques used in binding:

Separate binding applied; Straight grain; Home cut; Hand sewn; Machine sewn

27.5. Width of binding:

less than a half inch

28.1. Material used for quilt batting or filling:

Cotton

29.2. Quilted by:

Simmons, Margaret Lau

29.3. Quilting technique used:

Machine quilting

29.3.1. Thread type:

Cotton, Polyester

29.3.1. Thread color:

Red

29.4.1. Motif/overall quilting patterns:

Meander/free motion

29.4.3. Background fill patterns:

Meander

Other quilting designs used:

Meander

31.1. Fabric fiber types used in quilt back:

Cotton

31.2. Color of backing:

Blue or Navy; Cream; Red

31.4. Description of back:

Print; Same fabric used throughout

1. Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Name of Quilt Owner:

Silas Ohlgren

Quilt Owner's City:

Philomath

Quilt Owner's State:

Oregon (OR)

Quilt Owner's Country:

United States

When was this object acquired? Under what circumstances?

March 2015, from his grandmother, Margaret Lau Simmons

2. Other related items such as publications, image, oral history, or ephemera:

Quilt was made to celebrate Silas success as a firefighter and EMT

3. Quilt maker's name:

Simmons, Margaret Lau

Gender:

Female

Birth date:

05-27-1947

Quilt maker's country of birth:

United States

Country:

United States

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

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Cite this Quilt

Simmons, Margaret La. Celebrating Silas. 02-00-2015. From Arizona Quilt Documentation Project, Arizona Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=38-36-1992. Accessed: 03/02/24

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