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Felker, Sara. Cockscomb variation. Pre-1900. 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=38-36-2856. Accessed: 10/17/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

38-36-2856

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.

TM056

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.

71"

Quilt Length: Enter how long the quilt is.

74"

4. Shape of edge (pick one)

Straight

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.

Good/moderate use

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

Fugitive green. Moderate wear

14. Date of Quilt (pick one)

1876-1900

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

Pre-1900

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

Sewing scraps

17. Layout format: if other use field OthSpacingF029a

Block pattern

18.1.1. Block pattern:

Cockscomb variation

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

4

Block size (LxW)

32x32

18.5. Arrangement of quilt blocks: block orientation:

Straight

18.6 Spacing relative to other blocks:

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

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).

2". The corners measure 2x2

22. Borders

1

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

2", border is on only two sides. Plain strips.

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.

Geometric; Solid/plain

Other fiber, fabric or fabric print used:

Muslin weight

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

Hand Piecing

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

Hand Applique; Reverse Applique

Enter any unusual technique from Other __ method in 25.1. Piecing; 25.2. Applique; 25.3, Novelty.

Green combs are blind stitched, red combs are top-stitched.

Unique binding?

Red binding is on sides with white borders. Red on two sides, white on two 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

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:

Thin

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.

Felker, Sarah

29.3. Quilting technique used: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Hand quilting

29.3.1. Thread type

Cotton

29.3.1. Thread color:

Red, green, white

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.

Echo, All over grid. The quilting stitches were even.

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:

This quilt shows dye migration, severe discoloration. Even so, it is a vibrant, attractive, unusual quilt.

Other fabric fiber types used in quilt back:

Very thin, loosely woven muslin

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

Seamed or one piece

1. Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Name of Quilt Owner:

Shiell, Wilma J.

When was this object acquired? Under what circumstances?

Owner's mother-in-law brought the quilt to Arizona in 1973. The quilt was previously owned by Eunice Felker Shiell (owner's mother-in-law) c1940-1973. Gift from mother-in-law c1971-3 in Tucson.

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

Yes

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.

Felker, Sarah

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

Female

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

Chattanooga, TN

Ethnic background/Tribal affiliation:

German/English

Educational Background:

Grade school

Quilt maker's occupation:

Homemaker

City:

Small city

Quilt maker's maiden name

Aikman

Number of children:

9

6. How did the quilt maker learn to quilt: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

From Relative

When learned to quilt: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Under 10 years of age

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

Church; Gifts; Necessity; Pleasure; Therapy

Explain Other (For How, when and why....)

Learned to quilt from her mother, probably at a very young age

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

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

Chattanooga

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.

Tennessee (TN)

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

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.

Gift

PLEASE EXPLAIN OTHER OCCASION, IF APPLICABLE: If you chose Other, please explain the occasion.

Made to be used.