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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

Alternate inventory control number:

1992.51.1

Person filling out this form is:

Daughter of quiltmaker

Source of the information on this quilt:

curator

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt owner's name:

Illinois State Museum

Date or year made:

1934

Quiltmaker's Name (top):

Small, Albert

Quiltmaker's city:

Ottawa

Quiltmaker's state:

Illinois (IL)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

What is the quiltmaker's birthdate?

1885

What is/was the occupation of the quiltmaker?

dynamite handler for quarry

Date and place of quiltmaker's death:

1955

Did the quiltmaker have any children? If so, how many?

2

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

1

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

1

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Small, Sarah

Quiltmaker's mother's birthplace:

England

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Small, William

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

England

How did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Self-Taught

When did the quiltmaker 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 quiltmaker?

see QNM, May 1991, p.28-31

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

Made entire quilt top

If you know of other people who worked on this quilt, please give names and what role they played:

Small, Eva

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

Challenge or Contest entry

Where the quilt was made, city:

Ottawa

Where the quilt was made, state:

Illinois (IL)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

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

Time period:

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

Width between quilting lines:

1/2

Format:

Finished quilt

Piecing techinques used to make the quilt top:

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 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:

Multicolor

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

All-over-design

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Parallel lines

Describe the quilting designs used:

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

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

What type of thread was used for the quilting?

cotton

What color was the quilting thread?

white

Knots visible?

no

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Binding and edge treatment:

Bias grain

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?

less than a half inch

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

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

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Illinois State Museum

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Small, Albert

Quiltmaker's father's ethnic/tribal background:

English

Quiltmaker's mother's ethnic/tribal background:

English

The quilt was made to be used for:

Bedding, special occasion

Cite this Quilt

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: 06/16/24

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