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38-36-2316

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:

K017

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

4/16/1988

Where was the documentation day held?

Kingman

1. Type of quilt object

Finished quilt

2. Designer's title:

Basket Quilt

3. Quilt Width:

74.5"

3. Quilt Length:

74"

4. Shape of edge:

Straight

7. Predominant Color(s):

Beige or Tan; Black; Blue or Navy; Brown; Gold; Green; Orange; Pink; Red; White; Yellow

9. Overall condition:

Very good/almost new

Other damage to quilt:

Some old greens in this quilt are turning blue. Unused/unwashed?

13. Inscription:

Date

13.1. Content of inscription(s):

Peased 1852. 1905.

14. Date of Quilt:

1850-1875

Date quilt completed:

1852 when quiltmaker was approx. 20 years old.

17. Layout format:

Block pattern

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

Quilted Flower Baskets

18.2. Number of quilt blocks:

25 pieced, 16 solid

Size of quilt blocks (L x W):

10.5x10.5

18.6 Spacing relative to other blocks:

Alternating with plain squares

23. Fiber used in quilt tops:

Cotton

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

Checked; Dotted; Floral; Geometric; Solid/plain; Striped

Other fiber, fabric or fabric print types used:

Muslin weight

25.1 Piecing techniques:

Hand Piecing; Machine Piecing

25.2 Applique techniques:

Hand Applique

25.4 Other construction technique:

Stab stitch around leaves, an unusual twisting stitch used for stem. Hand and machine (blocks pieced by hand, completed block sewn together by machine). Linen thread?

Unique binding materials?

3 corners are mitered, 1 corner is butted.

27.3. Construction techniques used in binding:

Separate binding applied; Bias grain; Machine sewn

27.5. Width of binding:

less than a half inch

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

3/8"

28.1. Material used for quilt batting or filling:

Cotton

Other batting:

The batting is homemade.

29.2. Quilted by:

Verity, Lucy

29.3. Quilting technique used:

Hand quilting

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

7

Other quilting designs used:

Outline of pieced shapes, outline of appliqued pieces. Extra petal shapes in each corner, chain along side of basket (pencil lines still visible). The quilting stitches were uneven.

30. Quilt notes and observations:

Original flower appliqued in basket. Lovely condition-beautiful design. Workmanship of piecing and applique superior to the quilting. Probably pieced top in 1852, quilted in 1905.

1. Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Name of Quilt Owner:

Newnham, Bunny

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Inheritance

When was this object acquired? Under what circumstances?

The quilt was previously owned by May Verity, Howard Eggleston [Eggleson?]. Inherited from Howard Eggelston (owner's uncle, maker's grandson) in 1975). Howard Eggleston, maker's grandson, brought the quilt to Arizona when visiting owner in 1975.

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

Pictures of quiltmaker

3. Quilt maker's name:

Verity, Lucy

Gender:

Female

Death date:

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Ethnic background/Tribal affiliation:

French/English

Quilt maker's occupation:

Homemaker

City:

Small city

Number of children:

4

Access and copyright information for image:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

Where the quilt was made, city:

Stevens Point

Where the quilt was made, state:

Wisconsin (WI)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Cite this Quilt

Verity, Luc. Basket Quilt. 1852 when quiltmaker was approx. 20 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=38-36-2316. Accessed: 07/04/22