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QUILT INDEX RECORD

40-38-304

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Oregon Quilt Project

Who documented this quilt?

Oregon Quilt Project

OQP ID#

2015.WA.MU.018

Site

Washington County Museum

Date data collected:

05-30-2015

Quilt Title

Diamond in a Square

Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection.

Private

Owner's Name

Chapman, Karen

City

Hillsboro

State

Oregon (OR)

County

Washington

Country

United States

Quilt name or pattern used by family/owner.

Diamond in a Square

Owner's relationship to quiltmaker (if any)

Relative of quiltmaker

If you chose Other, for the relationship to the source, describe the relationship here.

Granddaughter

Occasion, date, person inherited from, etc:

Inherited from Alvira (Cooper) Kinsman

Any additional stories or notes about the quilt's history or ownership? You may also put "Who will inherit this quilt?" in this field.

Turns out quilt top is made in 1905. (or 1906)

Date finished (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). Leave blank if you don't know.

1905

State

Iowa (IA)

Country

United States

Top made by (person or group) 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.

Kinsman, Alvira

Quilted by (person or group) 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.

Kinsman, Alvira

Has this quilt been exhibited, displayed, or entered in competitions? Please use the separate pages attached for exhibition and contest history.

No.

Type of Object: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Quilt top with unfinished edge

Overall Size: (in inches, to the nearest 1/2") Overall:width

77'

Overall Size: (in inches, to the nearest 1/2") Overal: length

82'

Block Size: width x length

6 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Block Pattern Name:

Diamond in a Square

BB# or other #:

75A

Borders: _1 _2 _3 _more than 3

1

Width: (in inches, to the nearest 1/2") _1 _2 _3 _____other

Border width: 7 1/2".

Quilt Layout Format: (choose one) Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.

Vertical strip

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.

Alternating with plain squares

Predominate Colors: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Blue or Navy; Pink; Red; White

Overall Color Value: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Bright or primary colors

Quilt-Specific Colors: (check all that apply) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cadet Blue; Chrome Yellow; Double Pink

Damage to Quilt: (check all that apply) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Stains; Tears or holes

Overall Condition:

Good/moderate use

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

c.1908

Approximate date of estimation: (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

c.1905

By Whom (OQP member):

MBC & LF

Date Time Frame:

1901-1929

Types of Inscriptions: (check all that apply) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Date

Date of inscription: (enter verbatim)

Aug. 10 1906

Signature: _inked _embroidered _stamped Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Embroidery

Quilt Top Materials and Construction: Fibers types in Top: (check all that apply) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

Fabric types in Top: (check all that apply) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Muslin

Fabric patterns, styles or prints used: (check all that apply) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Checked; Conversation Prints; Dotted; Floral; Multiple scrap; Print; Solid/plain; Striped

Quilt Top Construction--Piecing techniques: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Hand Piecing

Embellishment techniques: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Embroidery

Source of Quilt's Materials: (check all that apply) Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Purchased new; Sewing scraps

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Cite this Quilt

Kinsman, Alvir. Diamond in a Square. 1905. From Oregon Quilt Project, Oregon Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=40-38-304. Accessed: 06/30/22