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38-36-2171

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

Who documented this quilt?

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project; Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project Number:

CW157

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

5/7/1988

Where was the documentation day held?

Cottonwood

1. Type of quilt object

Finished quilt

2. Designer's title:

Chips and Whetstone

3. Quilt Width:

76"

3. Quilt Length:

85"

4. Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe any unusual corner treatment:

Square corners

7. Predominant Color(s):

Black; Blue or Navy; Brown; Gray; Green; Red; White

Describe any colors not included in the other color fields:

Peach

9. Overall condition:

Very good/almost new

Other damage to quilt:

Moderate wear

14. Date of Quilt:

1850-1875

Date quilt completed:

c1860's-70's when quiltmaker was 30-40 years old.

15. Source of Fabric:

Purchased new

17. Layout format:

Block pattern

18.1.2. Alternate name(s) for block pattern in common use:

Chips and Whetstones

18.1.5. Brackman # or Other source & #:

Reference Source Used: Rehmel

18.2. Number of quilt blocks:

20

Size of quilt blocks (L x W):

16.75x17

18.5. Arrangement of quilt blocks: block orientation:

Straight

18.6 Spacing relative to other blocks:

Side by side

22. Borders:

1

22.2. Border description(s):

4.25 top, 1 bottom. Wool. One border is a good foot? strip. Corners are butted.

23. Fiber used in quilt tops:

Cotton; Wool

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

Geometric; Plaid; Solid/plain; Striped

Other fiber, fabric or fabric print types used:

Wool weight. Background fabric is Linsey-Woolsey or hand-loomed wool.

25.1 Piecing techniques:

Hand Piecing

Unique binding materials?

Pieced partial binding. 3 sides pieced, 1 side back to front.

27.3. Construction techniques used in binding:

Separate binding applied; Back turned to front

If previously undefined, what is the width of the quilt binding:

.5"

28.1. Material used for quilt batting or filling:

Wool

Other batting:

The batting is commercially made.

28.2. Batting loft:

Medium

29.2. Quilted by:

Seaman, Sophia Eskridge

29.3. Quilting technique used:

Hand quilting

29.3.1. Thread type:

Cotton

29.3.1. Thread color:

Blue

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

6

Other quilting designs used:

All over grid. The quilting stitches were uneven.

31.1. Fabric fiber types used in quilt back:

Cotton

31.3. Number of pieces in quilt back:

Seamed

31.4. Description of back:

Same fabric used throughout

30. Quilt notes and observations:

A beautiful quilt even though it is a bit primitive in fabrics and stitching. The colors are vivid and true. Would be a visual feast.

1. Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Name of Quilt Owner:

Taylor, Maybelle

HOW WAS QUILT ACQUIRED BY OWNER: Choose the best description for how the owner acquired the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if you don't know how the owner acquired the quilt.

Inheritance

When was this object acquired? Under what circumstances?

The quilt was brought to Arizona in 1978. The quilt was previously owned by E. D. Seaman (1903-78). Inherited from E. D. Seaman (owner's cousin, maker's grandson) in 1978.

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

Letters, Family Bible Records, Deeds, misc. papers

3. Quilt maker's name:

Seaman, Sophia Eskridge

Gender:

Female

Birth date:

01/18/1824

Death date:

Oct. 10, 1903, Marionville, Mo. Marionville Cemetery.

Ethnic background/Tribal affiliation:

English

Educational Background:

Probably taught at home.

Religious affiliation:

Methodist Episcopal

Quilt maker's occupation:

Homemaker. Maker was from Carrollton, Arkansas until after the Civil War started and the town was burned. Her husband then joined the Union army and was sent to Missouri. After her home was burned a second time, she took her children in a wagon, crossed the battle lines, found her husband, and lived in Mo. after that. She never saw her family again. She lived in northwestern Arkansas (1824-63) and southwestern Missouri (1863-1903).

Quilt maker's birth city:

Osage

Quilt maker's country of birth:

United States

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker grow up:

Rural

State:

Arkansas (AR)

Country:

United States

Quilt maker's maiden name:

Kenner

Spouse's/spouses' occupation(s):

M. D./Elder in Methodist Episcopal church/Partner in drugstore/Arkansas legislature pre-war

Number of children:

6

6. How did the maker learn to quilt:

From Relative

Why does/did the quilt maker quilt:

Church; Necessity; Pleasure

Explain how and/or why the maker quilts:

Learned to quilt from mother, Dorcas Kenner

7. Name of quilting group

Undoubtedly. Husband was Elder in the church.

9. Available sources for the quilt maker:

There are other quilts by this maker.

Access and copyright information for image:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

Where the quilt was made, city:

Northwest Arkansas or SW Missouri

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Details about why the quilt was made:

Made to be used.

Source of the information on this quilt:

Owner is great-granddaughter of maker.

Cite this Quilt

Seaman, Sophia Eskridg. Chips and Whetstone. c1860's-70's when quiltmaker was 30-40 years old.. From Arizona Quilt Documentation Project, Arizona Quilt Documentation Project; Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=38-36-2171. Accessed: 06/30/22