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39-40-820

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

Terre Haute

Quilt owner's state:

Indiana (IN)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Indiana State Museum

Who documented this quilt?

Indiana Quilt Registry Project

Indiana Quilt Registry Project Number:

TH361

When was the form filled out?

8/15/1987

Who helped you fill out the form?

ML

Where was the quilt documentation day held?

Terre Haute

Owner's name for quilt:

Wool Fan, Civil War Uniforms

How wide is the quilt?

70"

How long is the quilt?

77"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color(s) is the quilt?

Black; Blue; Green; Red

Quilt's condition:

Fair/worn

Damage:

Fading

Notes on condition, damage, or repairs:

Clean, fiber is weak

Time period:

1850-1875

Family/owner's date for quilt:

1865-85

Date estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser:

ca1880

Further information concerning date(s):

1865-85

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

56 pieced blocks

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Same block throughout

Medallion size:

10" x 10"

Fiber type(s) used to make the quilt top:

Wool

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Floral; Solid/plain

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Challis

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Description of the back:

Chintz

Width of pieces on the back:

23 1/2", 23 3/4", 23"

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front

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)?

1/4"

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Wool

How thick is the quilt?

Thin

Describe the quilt filling:

Some of the filler shows.

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Color of thread used in the quilting:

Black

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

9

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Echo; Outline

Describe the quilting designs used:

Even quilting stitches. Shapes outlined. Echos in the plain areas.

Quilt top made by:

Trogdon, Elizabeth

Quilted by:

Trogdon, Elizabeth

Where the quilt was made, city:

Paris

Where the quilt was made, county:

Edgar

Where the quilt was made, state:

Illinois (IL)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Handed down from great-aunt after her marriage to Mr. Trogdon.

Describe the source(s) of the quilt's materials:

Uniforms from the Civil War

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Edgar County

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Illinois (IL)

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1840

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1920 in Edgar County, IL

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Rural

Number of children:

4

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

1

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

3

Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:

There is a bible and a will. More thorough information, re passage thru generations in archives.

Contests entered:

3rd place, 1987-antique quilt, Sullivan County Fair

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Indiana State Museum

Cite this Quilt

Trogdon, Elizabet. Wool Fan, Civil War Uniforms. 1850-1875. From Indiana State Museum, Indiana Quilt Registry Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=39-40-820. Accessed: 12/04/22