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QUILT INDEX RECORD

38-36-2992

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project

Who documented this quilt?

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project; Arizona Quilter's Hall of Fame

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.

GIL150010

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

08-28-2015

Where was the documentation day held?

Gilbert, 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.

Coxcomb Medallion

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

48 inches

Quilt Length: Enter how long the quilt is.

54 inches

4. Shape of edge (pick one)

Straight

5. Shape of Corners (pick one)

Straight

6. Overall color scheme

Bright or primary colors

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

Blue or Navy; Gold

Describe any colors used in the quilt not previously described.

Red, Green, Brown, Off-white

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.

Excellent/like new

13. Inscription(s) on Quilt Top. If none go to 14. 31.10, Label or Inscription on back (Page 7) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Date; Message; Place; Signature

13.1. Content of inscription(s): 31.10, Other Information on label or inscription (Page 7).

The Designer Anita Shackelford, The maker Audrey Waite and the quilter Linda DeVries

13.2. Date of inscription: 31.10.1, Date on label: (Page 7) Enter as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965.

2002-2011

13.3. Method of inscription. 31.10.2, Label Construction. (Page 7) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Ink

13.4. Location of inscription: 31.10.3, Location of label (Page 7)

on back

Other location(s) of inscription(s): 31.10.3, Other location. (Page 7)

The label is located in the lower right corner on the back of the quilt

14. Date of Quilt (pick one)

2000-2025

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

2002

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

2011

Family/owner's date for quilt: Enter as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965.

2002 to 2011

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

Other

Other fabric source.

Local Quilt Store

16. Subject of quilt, if it has one:

Coxcomb in a Vase

17. Layout format: if other use field OthSpacingF029a

Medallion or framed center

Block size (LxW)

inches

18.3 Medallion. Describe the medallion here using all the fields in 18.3 section.

21.5 x 35 inch appliqued medallion

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

The quilt has single & multiple plain frames

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

The quilt has a single border on all sides that is plain and has piping with fabric same as the quilt measuring 4 inches.

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:

The top has Polished Cotton and Batik fabric along with the cotton

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

Machine Piecing

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

Hand Applique; Reverse Applique

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; Straight grain

27.5. Width of binding:

half inch - one inch

28.1. Material used for quilt batting or filling:

Cotton

28.2. Batting loft:

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

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.

DeVries, Linda

29.3. Quilting technique used:

Machine quilting

29.3.1. Thread type

Cotton

29.3.1. Thread color:

Blue, Off-White, Red and Gold

29.4.1. Motif/overall quilting patterns Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Meander/free motion

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:

The quilt was machine quilted using parallel lines in border and scallops in gold frame. The quilt was made from a class with Anita Shackelford. It has a sleeve on the back and hung in the Sedona Library.

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.

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)

48x18 and 48x 35.5 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

Machine sewn; Same fabric used throughout; Solid/plain

1. Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Name of Quilt Owner:

Audrey Waite

State:

Arizona (AZ)

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

A photo of the quilt was  on the cover of KUDOS local guide published in Sedona, AZ January 17, 2012.  The quilt was exhibited at the Sedona Library along with serveral other quilts by local artists.  It  was made as a result of a class with Anita Shackelford, author of "Coxcomb Variations", published by American Quilter's Society in 2000.

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.

Waite, Audrey

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

Female

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

10-27-1940

Ethnic background/Tribal affiliation:

Scotch/Irish/German

Religious affiliation:

Methodist and United church of Christ

Quilt maker's occupation:

Retired

Quilt maker's birth city:

Meadville

Quilt maker's birth state:

Pennsylvania

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

Urban

Quilt maker's country of birth

United States

Number of children:

1

Number of male children:

1

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

From Class

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

Age 30-39

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

Pleasure

7. Name of quilting group

Arizona Quilters Guild, American Quilt Study Group, Arizona Quilt History Group, Coconino Quilters Guild

Location of group:

Phoenix and Flagstaff

8. Other quilts made by maker

20-50 quilts

Does/did quilt maker sell quilts:

yes

Does/did quilt maker teach quilting:

yes

Describe the quilt maker's unique or favorite materials, patterns, quilting techniques, etc.:

Tried all types of quilt making. Favorite is hand applique.

Describe any unique traditions, quilting related customs, beliefs, songs, or rhymes used by the quilt maker:

Participated in the pre-1940 quilt search in AZ resulting in the book "Grand Endeavors". Have quilts in books by Joyce Schlotzhaurer and Elly Sienkiewicz, volunteered at the Smithsonian, Museum of American History in the Textiles Division, worked at The Quilted Apple in Phoenix, AZ, The Quilt Patch in Fairfax, VA and The Quilter's Store in Sedona, AZ. Have collected antique quilts since 1975. Worked for Channellock Inc. 13 years civil service and traveled around the worked.

Any other notes or stories about the quilt maker:

Inducted in the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame in 2008. Attended many quilt symposiums, lectures, workshops and classes over the years. Learned hand embroidery from my mother and made quilt blocks which I made into a quilt when I was 15 years old. It was not hand quilted until 20 years later. I was an Air Force wife for 26 years and held offices in Women's club, worked on bazaars and other fund raising activities. Currently a member of Questers which is an international organization interested in historic preservation.

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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

ESSAY: Essay about this quilt or image object.

I've been fortunate in getting to know and take classes from several well-known quilters in different parts of the country since I was moving every few years and attending quilting seminars, symposiums and shows in lots of different areas. I've tried just about every technique but prefer hand applique. In 1995 Dee Lynn and I created a business called Quilt Camp in the Pines held at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff every July, from 1995-2010 when we sold the business to Ginny Goodbar. We also ran Quilting in the Desert in Phoenix every January from 2004 to 2010. So after 1995 I didn't have much time to make quilts but continue to make small items for pleasure and charity. My primary interest is in quilt history and collecting antique quilts. I have been collecting antique quilts since 1976 when we lived in AL. I initially purchased everything, but then decided I should focus on a pattern, style or era. So I tried to collect signed and/or dated quilts because I figured they were more valuable. I frequently get asked how many I have so finally took inventory and found I had over 70 which is not a tremendous amount in the collecting arena, but it's a lot to document and try to store properly. While living in VA I was able to serve as a volunteer once a week at the Smithsonian's Museum of American History in the Textiles Division. That was a wonderful experience. As a new volunteer they have you filing and then move on to more meaningful chores such as sewing crepelene onto fragile areas of quilts going on exhibit. I recently loaned a Double Irish Chain quilt to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY for a quilt exhibit of that particular pattern. Previously I loaned an antique Amish made quilt to the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff but pulled it when I discovered they had no security to keep visitors from touching quilts or stealing them. Not all museums appreciate the art and craft of hand made quilts. Audrey Waite

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

United States

Cite this Quilt

Waite, Audre. Coxcomb Medallion. 2011. From Arizona Quilt Documentation Project, Arizona Quilt Documentation Project; Arizona Quilter's Hall of Fame. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=38-36-2992. Accessed: 05/28/22