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QUILT INDEX RECORD

38-36-2843

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

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.

TM006

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

4/11/1987

Where was the documentation day held?

Tucson Mall

1. Type of quilt object

Finished quilt

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

66"

Quilt Length: Enter how long the quilt is.

80"

4. Shape of edge (pick one)

Straight

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

Square corners

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

Green; Red

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.

Very good/almost new

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

Stems faded to tan. Unwashed

14. Date of Quilt (pick one)

1876-1900

Date quilt completed: Enter as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965.

c1899

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

Sewing scraps

17. Layout format: if other use field OthSpacingF029a

Block pattern

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

Tree of Life

18.1.3. Original Design (Designer Name) and if you chose Other, please explain where the pattern was found. 30.3. Possible Kit Quilt

Family and friends

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

20

Block size (LxW)

14x14.5

18.5. Arrangement of quilt blocks: block orientation:

Straight

18.6 Spacing relative to other blocks:

Separated by pieced pattern sashing; Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)

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

The corners are pieced-9 patch-5 white, 4 red

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).

1.75". The corners measure 1.75x1.75

22. Borders

Multiple

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

1.75" pieced border, same as sashing, connected by corner blocks.

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.

Solid/plain

Other fiber, fabric or fabric print used:

Muslin weight

25.2 Applique techniques. (if none, go to 25.3) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Hand Applique; Machine Applique; Other applique

Unique binding?

The corners are rounded. The binding is the same on all sides.

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

Separate binding applied; Straight grain; Home cut

27.5. Width of binding:

less than a half inch

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

.25"

28.1. Material used for quilt batting or filling:

Cotton

28.2. Batting loft:

Medium

29.2. Quilted by 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.

Boaz, Olivia Tennessee

29.3. Quilting technique used:

Hand quilting

29.3.1. Thread type

Cotton

29.3.1. Thread color:

White, red

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

6

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

Diagonal. Zigzag in the sashing. Zigzag in the border. Quilted in two colors-white and red. The quilting stitches were uneven.

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:

Probably original design.

Other fabric fiber types used in quilt back:

Unbleached muslin

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

Seamed

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

Same fabric used throughout

1. Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Name of Quilt Owner:

Vame, Emily D.

When was this object acquired? Under what circumstances?

The quilt was previously owned by Marilyn Harpole Wright (owner's mother), Lottie McNeilly Harpole (owner's grandmother), Maggie Olivia Boaz McNeilly. The quilt was brought to Arizona in 1987.

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

Pictures of quiltmaker, Family Bible records

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.

Boaz, Olivia Tennessee

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

Female

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

07-10-1849

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

Nov. 21, 1938, Boaz Chapel, Fulton, KY

Ethnic background/Tribal affiliation:

Scotch-Irish

Religious affiliation:

Primitive Baptist

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

Rural

Quilt maker's maiden name

Slayden

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

Primitive Baptist preacher

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

Necessity

7. Name of quilting group

Probably belonged to a group.

Any other notes or stories about the quilt maker:

She was known as "Aunt Tennie." When listing patterns she had used, it totaled 25 or 30.

9. Available sources for the quilt maker:

There are other quilts by this maker.

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

STATE: Enter the name of the state where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

Kentucky (KY)

COUNTRY: Enter the name of the country where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

United States

OTHER RELATIONSHIP TO SOURCE: If you chose Other, for the relationship to the source, describe the relationship here.

Maker is owner's great-great-grandmother.

Cite this Quilt

Boaz, Olivia Tennesse. Tree of Life. c1899. 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=38-36-2843. Accessed: 05/29/22