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Where are the records for this quilt housed?
Indiana State Museum
Who documented this quilt?
Indiana Quilt Registry Project
Indiana Quilt Registry Project Number:
Person filling out this form is:
Relative of quiltmaker
When was the form filled out?
If you are a relative of the quiltmaker, how are you related? The quiltmaker is my:
Describe the relationship to the quilt's maker:
Maker appliqued the quilt.
Who helped you fill out the form?
Where was the quilt documentation day held?
Owner's name for quilt:
How wide is the quilt?
How long is the quilt?
Shape of edge:
Shape of corners:
What color is the quilt?
Green; Orange; Red; White
Describe the damage:
Notes on condition, damage, or repairs:
Minimal repairs, fibers are strong.
Type of inscription:
Date; Multiple Names; Message
What is inscribed on the quilt?
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."
What is the date inscribed on the quilt?
Family/owner's date for quilt:
Date estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser:
Further information concerning dates:
1850. Maker was 17 years old when the quilt was made.
Describe the quilt's layout:
Number of quilt blocks:
6 appliqued blocks
Size of quilt blocks:
21.75" x 21.75"
Arrangement of quilt blocks:
On point or rotated 45 degrees
Spacing of quilt blocks:
Separated by plain sashing
What is the shape of the quilt blocks?
Same block throughout
Describe the borders:
6.25", butted, appliqued.
Fiber types used to make the quilt top:
Fabric styles used in the quilt top:
Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:
Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:
Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:
Description of the back:
Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:
Width of pieces on the back:
9", 32", 32"
Describe the back:
Same fabric used throughout
How is the binding made?
Separate binding applied; Straight grain
What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?
less than a half inch
How wide is the binding (measure on the top only)?
What kind of filling is used in the quilt?
How thick is the quilt?
Describe the quilt filling:
Seeds are visible in the batting.
How are the layers held together?
Color of thread used in the quilting:
Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:
Quilting designs used, overall motifs:
Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:
Describe the quilting designs used:
Even quilting stitches. Applique Blocks - clam shell, feather wreath, heart motif
Quilt top made by:
Hill, Lucy Ann Torbet
Other people who worked on this quilt:
Sisters, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother; McGonnon, Mary; Tanner, Martha
Where the quilt was made, county:
Where the quilt was made, state:
Where the quilt was made, country:
Why was the quilt made?
Details about why the quilt was made:
For Lucy Ann Torbit 1850, dowry or marriage.
Ownership of this quilt is:
Quilt owner's city:
Quilt owner's state:
Quilt owner's country:
Access and copyright information:
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: 06/11/23