Army Corps Symbols





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Location of Interview

Schenectady County

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


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.





New York (NY)

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


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 given to the current owner by Lula Carpenter who was the quiltmaker's granddaughter. The next owner of this quilt will be the current owner's daughter.

4. How is the present owner related to the quiltmaker? The quiltmaker is my.....


5. What is the full name of the quiltmaker? Enter as Last Name, First Name.

Bass, Mary Lucina

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


How old was the quiltmaker at the time?

The quiltmaker was 45 when this quilt was made.

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


Please explain.

This quilt was made to celebrate the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic).

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.


Other source for the quilt pattern used on this quilt.

The patterns are symbols of the Army Corps from the Civil War.

8. What is the birthplace of the quiltmaker?


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)



Town, City or Village


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 quiltmaker was a schoolteacher at the age of 16; she was the grand mistress of the G.A.R. The quiltmaker's husband fought in the war at the age of 16. There is a daughter in the family who is also a quilter.

11. What is the national origin of the quiltmaker's family? Father's family?

The father's family was English.

What is the national origin of the quiltmaker's family? Mother's family?

The mother's family was English.

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 quiltmaker's family attended religious services at a Baptist Church.

What was his/her occupation?


15. Did the quiltmaker have children? ___How many?___ If you know their names, please indicate.

The quiltmaker had one child named William.

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?

There are photographs of the quiltmaker. The quiltmaker left behind written records but there is no mention of quilts.

Do you know any other name for this pattern?

Army Corps Symbols

Description (describe the quilt in one or two sentences.

This quilt has Army Corp symbols from the Civil War; it was made for the Grand Army of the Republic. 

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

75 1/2"

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


Number of blocks (if applicable)

30 blocks

Type Assign the circled data to the correct QI field.

Quilt top with unfinished edge

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




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


Border: None Single Double Triple


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


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

The block or design set is horizontal and vertical.


Very good/almost new

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


Identifying marks: Other__________

Delegation ribbons


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American Folk Art Museum, all rights reserved

Cite this Quilt

Bass, Mary Lucin. Army Corps Symbols . c.1895. From American Folk Art Museum, New York Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, Accessed: 06/30/22