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QUILT INDEX RECORD

38-36-2688

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

Who documented this quilt?

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

Enter the control number assigned by the Arizona Quilt Documentation Project. This number should be unique and is good to use as the file name of this quilt's image.

130085

When was the documentation day held? Or when was the form collected? Enter as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965.

06-08-2013

Where was the documentation day held?

Tucson, Arizona

1. Type of quilt object

Finished quilt

2. Enter the name given to the quilt by the maker. Many quilts have no title, but contemporary quilters often give a name to their quilts. If the quilt has no title, leave this field blank.

Rail Fence

3. Quilt Width: Enter how wide the quilt is.

55 inches

Quilt Length: Enter how long the quilt is.

78 inches

4. Shape of edge (pick one)

Straight

5. Shape of Corners (pick one)

Other

Other shape of corners: If you chose Other, please describe the corner treatment.

Geometric

6. Overall color scheme

Multicolor

7. Predominant Color(s). Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Blue or Navy; Green

8. Identifiable Quilt Specific colors: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Lancaster Blue

9. Overall condition. Add any comments on condition to Comment or notes on quilt's condition or repair history on KORA page 2, field 12.

Fair/worn

10. Damage to quilt. 31.9. Damage to back of quilt (Page 7) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Fading; Fold marks or creases; Tears or holes; Uneven batting; Wear to edge or binding

Other damage to quilt: 31.9. Damage to back of quilt (Page 7)

Bearding on back of quilt

14. Date of Quilt (pick one)

1930-1949

15. Source of Fabric: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Unknown

16. Subject of quilt, if it has one:

Rail Fence

17. Layout format: if other use field OthSpacingF029a

Block pattern

18.1.1. Block pattern:

Rail Fence

18.2. Number of quilt blocks: 1/2 Blocks; 1/4: blocks:

56

Block size (LxW)

6-1/2 inches

18.4. Block style (shape): 21. One-patch.

Squares

18.5. Arrangement of quilt blocks: block orientation:

Straight

Other spacing: 19., Framing 20.1, Cornerstones in Sashing

Cornerstones (different fabric in intersections) - 1-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

20. Sashing width. Some of the options will be found in 18.6. Anything not in 18.6 can be put in field OtherSpaceF029 (above).

1-1/2 inches

22.1. Borders on which sides: 22.2. Border description(s): 22.3. Fabric

Borders on all sides; plain; fabric same as quilt

23. Fiber and Fabric used in quilt tops: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

24. Fabric patterns, styles, motifs, or print categories used in quilt top: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Checked; Conversation Prints; Novelty; Print; Solid/plain

25.1 Piecing techniques (if none go to 25.2) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Hand Piecing

27.1. Materials used in binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

27.2. Fabric structure used in binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Plain weave

27.3. Construction techniques used in binding: and 27.4. Type of binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Separate binding applied; Bias grain; Home cut

27.5. Width of binding:

less than a half inch

28.1. Material used for quilt batting or filling:

Wool

28.2. Batting loft:

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

29.3. Quilting technique used:

Hand quilting

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

7

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

8

Distance between quilting lines (in inches):

1 ub

29.4.4. Background fill patterns Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Other

29.4.3. Quilting in sashing/border Other quilting designs used.

Vine; Crosshatch in sashing/border

30.1. Was Object commercially manufactured? 30.2. Was object made for a community outreach project? 30.2.1. If yes, organization made for 30.5. Any other features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials or construction:

No

31.1. Fabric fiber types used in quilt back: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

31.2. Color of backing: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Blue or Navy; Green; White

31.3. Number of pieces in quilt back and back description if it doesn't fit DescBackF043.

2

31.3. Size of pieces: (inches)

27 inches

31.4. Description of back: 31.5. Fabric patterns, styles, motifs or print categories used in back 31.6. Backing fabric age significantly different than age of top? 31.7. Construction 31.8. Mechanism for display Use ctrl + click to choose more than on

Print

1. Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Name of Quilt Owner:

Sara Heitshu

State:

Arizona (AZ)

When was this object acquired? Under what circumstances?

Quilt was in family

3. Quilt maker's name: Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Mulford, Vera Wandling

Gender: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Female

Birth date: Enter as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965.

c. 1879

Death date: Enter as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965.

c. 1952

Quilt maker's occupation:

Housewife

Quilt maker's birth city:

Cayuga Co.

Quilt maker's birth state:

New York

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker grow up: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Rural

Quilt maker's country of birth

United States

Quilt maker's maiden name

Wandling

SPOUSE'S/SPOUSES' OCCUPATION(S): Enter the occupation of the quilt maker's spouse.

Dean of Forestry of UC Berkeley

Number of children:

2

Number of female children:

1

Number of male children:

1

Why does/did the quilt maker quilt: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Necessity

8. Other quilts made by maker

1-5 quilts

Does/did quilt maker sell quilts:

no

Does/did quilt maker teach quilting:

no

PHOTO CREDIT: Credit for photographer.

Jan Hackett

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ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.

Restricted

FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

United States

Cite this Quilt

Mulford, Vera Wandlin. Rail Fence. 1930-1949. From Arizona Quilt Documentation Project, Arizona Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=38-36-2688. Accessed: 05/29/22