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38-36-2478

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:

SC010

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

11/1/1987

Where was the documentation day held?

Sun City

1. Type of quilt object

Finished quilt

3. Quilt Width:

110"

3. Quilt Length:

112"

4. Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe any unusual corner treatment:

Square corners

7. Predominant Color(s):

Blue or Navy; Brown; Green; Red; White

9. Overall condition:

Excellent/like new

14. Date of Quilt:

1850-1875

Date quilt completed:

Pre-1864

17. Layout format:

Medallion or framed center

18.1.1. Block pattern:

Broderie Perse

18.1.5. Brackman # or Other source & #:

Reference Source Used: Judy Rehmel

18.3 Medallion Size (LxW, Diam):

45x41.75

18.5. Arrangement of quilt blocks: block orientation:

Straight

22.2. Border description(s):

2.75-21-8, chintz. Plain strips, Appliqued with mitered corners.

23. Fiber used in quilt tops:

Cotton

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

Print; Solid/plain

Other fiber, fabric or fabric print types used:

Chintz cut outs, chintz border prints, muslin weight

25.2 Applique techniques:

Hand Applique

Unique binding materials?

Homemade tape. The corners are mitered. The binding is the same on all sides.

27.3. Construction techniques used in binding:

Separate binding applied

28.1. Material used for quilt batting or filling:

Cotton

28.2. Batting loft:

Thin

29.3. Quilting technique used:

Hand quilting

29.3.1. Thread type:

Cotton

29.3.1. Thread color:

White

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

9

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

10

Other quilting designs used:

All over grid-.5" diamond. Diagonal lines .5" apart in the border. The quilting stitches were even.

31.1. Fabric fiber types used in quilt back:

Cotton

31.2. Color of backing:

White

31.3. Number of pieces in quilt back:

Seamed

31.4. Description of back:

Same fabric used throughout

30. Quilt notes and observations:

An excellent example of broderie perse. Some age stains, very few worn places.

1. Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Name of Quilt Owner:

Richards, Marjorie

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

When was this object acquired? Under what circumstances?

The quilt was previously owned by James N. Bull, Milton Ezra Bull (son of James), Effie Maude Bull (daughter of Milton), James Leland Bull (Effie's brother). Inherited (or gift) from father (James Leland Bull) in 1982. The quilt was brought to Arizona in 1985 when owner moved to AZ.

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

Quilt was exhibited in a museum in Tacoma, Washington, and displayed in the Lane County Museum in Eugene, Oregon in 1985.

Where the quilt was made, state:

Georgia (GA)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field:

Family lore indicateds that James N. Bull, member of Sherman's army, "liberated" (looted) the quilt somewhere between Atlanta and Savannah during Gen. Sherman's infamous march to the sea.

Source of the information on this quilt:

Original owner is current owner's great-grandfather.

Cite this Quilt

Broderie Perse. Pre-1864. 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=38-36-2478. Accessed: 12/02/22