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OWNERSHIP OF THIS QUILT IS: Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection.
QUILT OWNER CITY
QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.
QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner
Where are the records for this quilt housed?
Indiana State Museum
Who documented this quilt?
Indiana Quilt Registry Project
Enter the number given to the quilt by the state project.
AUTHOR/INTERVIEWEE: The person who brought the quilt for documentation is the source. Enter his/her relationship to the quilt here.
Relative of quiltmaker
DATE OF DATA COLLECTION: Enter the date the state or county documentation form was filled out (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).
RELATIONSHIP OF SOURCE PERSON TO QUILT: If you are a relative of the quiltmaker, how are you related? The quiltmaker is my:
OTHER INFORMATION ON SOURCE PERSON TO QUILT: If you chose other, please describe how the quilt maker participated in the design.
Maker appliqued the quilt.
LOCATION OF DATA COLLECTION
OWNER'S NAME FOR QUILT'S PATTERN: Enter the name given to the quilt by the owner. This can be the name the family used to refer to the quilt as it passed through different generations, e.g. "Aunt Susie's quilt" or a pattern name that the owner used.
OVERALL WIDTH: Enter how wide the quilt is. Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)
OVERALL LENGTH: Enter how long the quilt is. Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).
SHAPE OF EDGE: Choose the best description for the edges of the quilt.
SHAPE OF CORNERS: Choose the best description for the corners of the quilt.
PREDOMINANT COLOR(S): CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
Green; Orange; Red; White
OVERALL CONDITION: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.
DAMAGE TO QUILT: Use this field to describe specific damage to the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
OTHER DAMAGE TO QUILT: If you chose Other, please describe the damage.
COMMENTS OR NOTES ON QUILT'S CONDITION OR REPAIR HISTORY: Some quilts have had extensive or unusual repair work done. Please use this field to describe anything that didn't fit in the previous fields.
Minimal repairs, fibers are strong.
TYPE(S) OF INSCRIPTION: Choose all the options that are found on the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
Date; Multiple Names; Message
CONTENT OF INSCRIPTION: Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings. If you are unsure of a letter or name, place a (?) to indicate uncertainty.
Note: Applique Quilt-Solomon's Crown. Made in Jennings Co., Ind for Lucy Ann Torbit 1850. This corner was quilted by Martha Wooton Tanner, aged 94, daughter of Revolutionary Patriot, and wife of Reveolutionary Soldier."
DATE OF INSCRIPTION: Enter the date found on the quilt. If there is more than one date, enter others in field 20 (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965)
TIME PERIOD: Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made. The date does not have to appear on the quilt to enter it in this field. This can be your best guess based on family stories or your own knowledge of quilts.
FAMILY/OWNER'S DATE FOR QUILT: If there are family stories that indicate a date when the quilt was made, enter that date (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).
OTHER EXTERNAL OR PROFESSIONAL DATE ESTIMATION: If the date was estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser, enter that date (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).
FURTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING DATE(S): If you know anything else about the date the quilt was made, please tell the story.
1850. Maker was 17 years old when the quilt was made.
LAYOUT FORMAT: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.
NUMBER OF QUILT BLOCKS: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Some blocks are harder to count than others (e.g. Storms at Sea, Double Wedding Ring). If needed, describe how the blocks were counted or if there are half blocks/corner blocks
6 appliqued blocks
SIZE OF BLOCKS (L X W): Applies only to block pattern quilts; block patterns are by far the most common layout formats. Block patterns don't have to be square (Double Wedding Ring and Grandmother's Flower Garden are common non-square blocks).
21.75" x 21.75"
ARRANGEMENT OF QUILT BLOCKS: BLOCK ORIENTATION: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks appear in the quilt.
On point or rotated 45 degrees
SPACING RELATIVE TO OTHER BLOCKS: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks are set together. Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another.
Separated by plain sashing
BLOCK STYLE: Some patterns use the same shape template throughout the quilt (i.e. Charm quilts, Grandmother Flower Garden, Brick wall, Lone Star). If this applies to your quilt, choose the best description.
Same block throughout
BORDER DESCRIPTION: Describe the style of the borders (i.e. pieced, appliquÃ©d, stenciled) and the width of each border, from the inside to the outside.
6.25", butted, appliqued.
FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
FABRIC PATTERNS, STYLES, MOTIFS, OR PRINT CATEGORIES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
OTHER FIBER, FABRIC OR FABRIC PRINT TYPES USED: Describe any fibers used in the quilt top that do not appear in Field 37, including any unique characteristics of fiber, fabric, or fabric prints used. There is a separate Field (38g) for embellishments.
CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: APPLIQUE TECHNIQUES: Choose the applique method used to construct the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no applique appears on the quilt.
UNIQUE OR OTHER CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES: Enter any unusual technique that hasn't been described in a previous field.
OTHER FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT BACK: If you chose Other, please describe the fiber used in the quilt back.
NUMBER OF PIECES IN QUILT BACK: Enter the number of pieces of fabric used in the quilt back.
WIDTH OF PIECES: Enter, in inches, the width of the pieces of fabric on the back of the quilt. Do not enter if the back is an art quilt.
9", 32", 32"
DESCRIPTION OF BACK: Choose the best description for the back of the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
Same fabric used throughout
CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN BINDING: Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
Separate binding applied; Straight grain
WIDTH OF QUILT BINDING: Choose the width (in inches) of the binding of the quilt. Measure from the front side only.
less than a half inch
IF PREVIOUSLY UNDEFINED, WHAT IS THE WIDTH OF THE QUILT BINDING: Enter the width of the quilt binding, if it is does not appear in the list provided in Field 47.
MATERIAL USED FOR QUILT BATTING OR FILLING: Choose the fiber content that best describes the material used to fill the quilt.
BATTING LOFT: Choose the thickness of the quilt filling that best describes the quilt.
UNIQUE OR OTHER BATTING: Enter any batting materials used on the quilt that don't appear in a previous field.
Seeds are visible in the batting.
QUILTING TECHNIQUES USED: Choose the technique that best describes the way the quilt layers are held together. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
THREAD COLOR: Enter the color(s) of thread used to hold the quilt layers together.
NUMBER OF QUILTING STITCHES PER INCH (PLACE 1): Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in one place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.
QUILTING DESIGNS USED: MOTIFS/OVERALL PATTERNS: Choose the overall quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
QUILTING DESIGNS USED: DECORATIVE PATTERNS: Choose the decorative quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if none of the designs appear on the quilt.
PLEASE DESCRIBE OTHER QUILTING DESIGNS USED: Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.
Even quilting stitches. Applique Blocks - clam shell, feather wreath, heart motif
QUILT TOP MADE BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who made the quilt top. 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.
Hill, Lucy Ann Torbet
COUNTY: Enter the name of the county where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.
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.
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.
QUILTMAKER'S REASONS FOR MAKING THE QUILT: If the quilt was made for a specific purpose, choose the reason from the list. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
PLEASE EXPLAIN OTHER OCCASION, IF APPLICABLE: If you chose Other, please explain the occasion.
For Lucy Ann Torbit 1850, dowry or marriage.
GENDER: Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s). Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.
FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.
Indiana State Museum
Cite this Quilt
Hill, Lucy Ann Torbe. Solomon's Crown. 1850-1875. From Indiana State Museum, Indiana Quilt Registry Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=39-40-5617. Accessed: 05/29/22