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Poke Stalk

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

40-38-644

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Oregon Quilt Project

Who documented this quilt?

Oregon Quilt Project; Quilts of the Oregon Trail

Oregon Quilt Project ID#:

2017-MBC-OTQ-10

If this quilt is owned by a museum, enter the accession number:

A-9

Quilt's title:

Poke Stalk

Top made by:

Foster, Elizabeth Currier

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1832

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1921

Number of children:

12, 10 survived

Major influences on quilt making?
Other interesting information about the quiltmaker:

Year over the trail was 1846, as a very young woman with her brother and sister

Do you know if any of the following exist?

Quilts of the Oregon Trail by Mary Bywater Cross, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2007

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

82"

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

76"

Quilt Layout Format:

Block pattern

Approximate date of estimation:

c. 1845

Date Time Frame:

1800-1849

Applique techniques:

Applique

Quilting Description:
Techniques Used:

Hand quilting

Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.
Marking Lines:

The quilting patterns include outline quilting around the appliqu� work and a repeat of the appliqu� leaf radiating from the stems or scattered over the quilt's surface. There are also six traditional 10" wreaths quilted at regular intervals not far from the vine border.

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's county:

Polk, Benton, then Lake county

Quiltmaker's state:

Oregon (OR)

Cite this Quilt

Foster, Elizabeth Currie. Poke Stalk. 1800-1849. From Oregon Quilt Project, Oregon Quilt Project; Quilts of the Oregon Trail. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=40-38-644. Accessed: 02/07/23