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Small, Alber. Mosaic 1. 1934. From Illinois State Museum, Illinois Quilt Research Project; Illinois State Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=5-2-130. Accessed: 10/17/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

5-2-130

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Illinois State Museum

Who documented this quilt?

Illinois Quilt Research Project; Illinois State Museum Collection

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

1992.51.1

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt Owner:

Illinois State Museum

Date or year made:

1934

Quiltmaker's Name (top):

Small, Albert

Where does/did the quilt maker live (city)?

Ottawa

Where does/did the quilt maker live (state)?

Illinois (IL)

Where does/did the quilt maker live (country)?

USA

What is the quilt maker's birthdate?

1885

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker?

dynamite handler for quarry

Date and place of quilt maker's death:

1955

Did the quilt maker have any children? If so, how many?

2

How many of the quilt maker's children were girls?

1

How many of the quilt maker's children were boys?

1

Quilt maker's mother's name:

Small, Sarah

Quilt maker's mother's birthplace:

England

Quilt maker's father's name:

Small, William

Quilt maker's father's birthplace:

England

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

Self-Taught

When did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

Age 40-49

What is the ancestry/ethnic background of the quiltmaker's family?

English

Anything else we should know about the quilt maker?

see QNM, May 1991, p.28-31

How did the quilt maker participate in the creation of the quilt?

Made entire quilt top

Why was the quilt made? Was it made for a special occasion?

Challenge or Contest entry

Where was the quilt made (city)?

Ottawa

Where was the quilt made (state)?

Illinois (IL)

Where was the quilt made (country)?

USA

Has this quilt been exhibited/displayed? Explain.

Museum

Date owner signed the form.

1992

Pattern Name; used by owner or by maker:

Mosaic 1

When was the quilt started?

1933

Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made.

1930-1949

Length:

101

Width:

83

Block size:

3/4

Quilting stitches per inch. Are they even?

8

Quilting stitches per inch (in a second spot on the quilt):

7

If applicable, width between quilting lines:

1/2

Format:

Finished quilt

Piecing techinques used to make the quilt:

Hand Piecing

Construction (top):

One patch or allover

Block style (top):

Hexagons

Number of full blocks; pieced, appliqued, and plain:

36,141

NUMBER OF DIFFERENT BLOCK PATTERNS PRESENT: Enter the number of different block patterns used in the quilt.

1

Fabric; fibers:

Cotton

Fabric print:

Solid/plain

Predominant colors (top):

Red; Yellow; Green; Blue or Navy; Lavender; Black

OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.

Multicolor

Quilting designs, overall:

All-over-design

Quilting designs, fill patterns:

Parallel lines

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

quilted through center of each hexagon in patterns that follow color placement

Quilting technique:

Hand quilting

What type of thread was used for the quilting?

cotton

What color was the quilting thread?

white

Spacing and sashing:

Side by side

Binding and edge treatment:

Bias grain

MATERIALS USED IN QUILT BINDING: Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

WIDTH OF QUILT BINDING: Choose the width (in inches) of the binding of the quilt. Measure from the front side only.

less than a half inch

What is the shape of the edge?

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

Filler:

Cotton

Thickness:

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

Backing; fiber content:

Cotton

Backing, fabric:

Same fabric used throughout; Solid/plain

Condition:

Excellent/like new

Is this image or information available to use other than in this database?

Restricted

Who owns the copyright to the image(s).

Illinois State Museum

AUTHOR/INTERVIEWEE: The person who brought the quilt for documentation is the source. Enter his/her name here.

Daughter of quiltmaker

OTHER RELATIONSHIP TO SOURCE: If you chose Other, for the relationship to the source, describe the relationship here.

curator

QUILT WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED TO BE USED AS: Not all quilts were made for beds. Choose how the quilt was originally used. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Bedding, special occasion

QUILTMAKER'S MAIDEN NAME: Enter the maiden name of the quilt maker.

Small, Albert

FATHER'S ETHNIC/TRIBAL BACKGROUND: Enter the ethnic background or tribal background of the quilt maker's father.

English

MOTHER'S ETHNIC/TRIBAL BACKGROUND: Enter the ethnic background or tribal background of the quilt maker's mother.

English

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