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Ladies' Aid of North Highlands Methodist Church . Friendship Quilt . c.1904. From American Folk Art Museum, New York Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=49-142-1129. Accessed: 04/13/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

49-142-1129

ID #

WEST-039

Location of Interview

Somers, Westchester County

Date as mm/dd/yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

03/18/1989

Who documented this quilt?

New York Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

American Folk Art Museum

Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection. Set to Private, but you can be over ride.

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Do not enter the owner's name unless it is a public museum, library, etc.

Putnam County Historical Society

City

Cold Spring

State

New York (NY)

2. How did the present owner acquire this quilt? Made_____ Inherited____ Found_____ (Where?) Purchased___(Where?)____Given___(By Whom?)____

Other

Other (Please explain) 3. Who will be the next owner of this quilt? This field is for any information about how the quilt was acquired and/or where it will go next.

This quilt was donated to the Putnam County Historical Society by Mrs. Leah Mekeel Allen in 1979. This quilt will remain in the collection at the Putnam County Historical Society.

If the quilt was made by a group, enter the name of the quilting group here (e.g. Red Star Quilt Guild).

Ladies' Aid of North Highlands Methodist Church

6. When was the quilt made? Enter (as mm/dd/yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

c.1904

How old was the quiltmaker at the time?

This quilt was made by a group of adults.

This is a search feature in the QI. If you use this field, your quilts will appear in the Period search on the search QI page.

1901-1929

Was it made for a particular person, or for a special occasion or purpose? Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Fundraising, Other

Please explain.

This quilt was auctioned by the church and someone in the present owner's family won it.

From where did she get her quilt patterns? If the pattern refers to the one used for the quilt being documented, use this field. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Original to maker

8. What is the birthplace of the quiltmaker?

Philipstown

Select the quiltmaker's state of birth.

New York

Select the quiltmaker's country of birth, if known.

United States

9. Where did the quiltmaker live when this quilt was made? Choose a state.

New York (NY)

County

Putnam

Town, City or Village

Philipstown

Choose the Country where this quilt was made.

United States

10. What can you tell me about the quiltmaker's background? 26. Is there anything else we should know about this quilt?

The quiltmakers were all members of the Ladies' Aid Society at North Highlands Methodist Church. Many of the makers came from Dutch and English families.

12. Is a religious affiliation of the maker important to the quilt? Is so, how? 13. Did the family attend religious services? Is so, which institution and where?

The religious affiliation of the makers is important to this quilt because it was made by a church group. The quiltmakers attended religious services at North Highlands Methodist Church.

16. Are there any photographs of the quiltmaker? 17. Did the quiltmaker leave any letters, diaries, or written records? 18. Are there any sewing tools...? 19. Are there any other quilts by the same maker? 25. Does this quilt live with other quilts?

This quilt lives with other quilts by different makers at the Putnam County Historical Society.

20. Did the quiltmaker have a name for this pattern? If so, what?

Friendship Quilt

Do you know any other name for this pattern?

Group Quilt

21. Has the quilt ever been exhibited? If so, where?

This quilt was exhibited at the Putnam County Historical Society in 1979 and at the Butterfield Library in 1980.

Size: Length Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).

82"

Width Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)

73"

Number of blocks (if applicable)

42 blocks

Type Assign the circled data to the correct QI field.

Pictorial

Type Assign the circled data to the correct QI field.

Finished quilt

Use this field if none of the 3 fields above apply to what's circled on the NYQP form.

Commemorative; block pattern

Fabric: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

Fabric Design: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Solid/plain

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

Red, White

Layout: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Side by side

Layout: Diagonal

Straight

Border: None Single Double Triple

Double

Border Fabric: Border Corners:

The border is appliqued, using solid fabric, and the corners are mitered.

BACKING Fabric: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

BACKING Fabric Design: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Solid/plain

Seamed

The back is seamed.

Width of Fabric

34 3/4"

BINDING Self: Applied: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Straight grain, Hand sewn

BATTING Type:

Cotton

QUILT TOP CONSTRUCTION Piecing Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Machine Piecing

QUILT TOP CONSTRUCTION Applique Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Blanket, buttonhole, or other decorative applique stitch, Hand Applique, Other applique, Applique

Enter any unusual technique that hasn't been described in a previous field.

The block or design set is vertical. The quilt top is sewn with whipped stitches.

Quilting: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Hand quilting

Describe quilting techniques not listed above.

Unevenly quilted

Stitches per Inch (top only)

6-9 Stitches per Inch

QUILTING DESIGN Overall Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Outline

CONDITION

Fair/worn

Faded Stained Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Fading, Stains, Uneven batting, Other

Describe other damage.

This quilt is fragile.

Repairs Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Other

Please describe other repairs.

Repaired

Identifying Marks: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Message

Identifying marks: Other__________

Center blocks reads "Ladies Aid Society of the North Highlands M.E. Church, organized 1898; Quilt pieced December 1904"

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Restricted

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