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49-142-1140

New York Quilt Project ID #:

ECH-065

Interviewer:

Teppa

Location of Interview:

Corning, NY

When was the form filled out?

10/14/1989

Who documented this quilt?

New York Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

American Folk Art Museum

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

Ithaca

Quilt owner's state:

New York (NY)

5. What is the full name of the quiltmaker?

Taggert, Mary Plaisted

6. When was the quilt made?

Late 1930s

Time period:

1930-1949

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

New York (NY)

County (where quilt was made):

Steuben County

Town, City or Village (where quilt was made):

Jasper

Country (where the quilt was made):

United States

Do you know any other name for this pattern?

Hands all around

24. Did the maker quilt this herself, did someone else do it, or did others help her?

Taggert, Mary Plaisted

Describe the quilt in one or two sentences:

Pieced blue and white block quilt with pieced sashing and blue and white borders. 

Size: Length:

77 3/4"

Width:

65"

Number of quilt blocks:

30 blocks

Type:

Block pattern

This is a:

Finished quilt

Brackman # or other source & #:

The quilt pattern name is from the quilt maker

Fabric:

Cotton

Fabric Design:

Solid/plain

Predominant Colors:

Blue; White

Layout: spacing

Separated by plain sashing

Layout: orientation

Straight

Border: None; Single; Double; Triple

Single

Border Fabric; Border Corners:

The border is pieced to the body of the quilt, the border's fabric is solid and the border's corners are mitered. the binding's corners are mitered.

BACKING - Fabric:

Cotton

BACKING - Fabric Design:

Solid/plain

Seamed?

The back is seamed.

Width of Fabric:

37 1/2", 26 1/2"

BACKING - Colors:

White

BINDING - Self or Applied:

Straight grain

BATTING - Type:

Cotton

BATTING - Condition:

Thin

QUILT TOP CONSTRUCTION - Piecing:

Machine Piecing

Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:

the block or design set is horizontal and vertical.

Quilting:

Hand quilting

Describe how the layers are held together:

Evenly quilted

Stitches per Inch - (top only):

5 to 6 stitches per inch

QUILTING DESIGN - Overall:

Echo; Single parallel lines

QUILTING DESIGN - Describe any other quilting designs or notes:

The quilting design in the border is similar to the body of the quilt.

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

Damage:

Stains

Describe the damage:

Stained on the back

Details

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Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

American Folk Art Museum, all rights reserved

Cite this Quilt

Taggert, Mary Plaiste. Hands all around. Late 1930s. From American Folk Art Museum, New York Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=49-142-1140. Accessed: 04/20/24