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5-2-158

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Illinois State Museum

Who documented this quilt?

Illinois Quilt Research Project; Illinois State Museum Collection

Illinois Quilt Research Project Registry Number:

808

Alternate inventory control number:

1998.152.55

Person filling out this form is:

Relative of quiltmaker

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt owner's name:

Illinois State Museum

Quiltmaker's Name (top):

Schrock, Sovilla Mast

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

What is the quiltmaker's birthdate?

1909

Date and place of quiltmaker's death:

1993

What is/was the quiltmaker's religious affiliation?

Amish

Was the quiltmaker married? If yes, when?

1963; 1929

Quiltmaker's spouse's name:

Schrock, Christian; Schrock, Menno A.

Spouse's occupation:

farmer

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

6

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

2?

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Beiler, Jemima

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Mast, John

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

OH

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

Amish

Anything else we should know about the quiltmaker?

See 1998.152.53 & .54.

If you are a relative of the quiltmaker, how are you related? The quiltmaker is my:

Mother-in-law

How did the owner get the quilt?

Made by owner

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

Made entire quilt

Where the quilt was made, city:

Arthur

Where the quilt was made, state:

Illinois (IL)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Has this quilt been exhibited/displayed? Explain:

“Illinois Amish Quilts: Sharing Threads of Tradition.” Springfield, IL. Illinois State Museum.

List other materials available about this quilt. This may include oral history, articles, additional photos or publications, etc.

See book: Illinois Amish Quilts, pp. 122-123.

Date owner signed the form:

c. 1988

Pattern name; used by owner or by maker:

Lone Star with Star corner blocks

Date provided by maker/owner:

c. 1950

Date estimated by IQRP:

c. 1950

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Jan Wass, Curator

Time period:

1950-1975

Length:

80

Width:

75

Quilting stitches per inch. Are they even?

7

Format:

Finished quilt

Piecing techinques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing

Construction (top):

Medallion or framed center

Block style (top):

Diamonds

Fabric; fibers:

Cotton

Fabric print:

Solid/plain

Predominant colors (top):

Yellow; Blue or Navy

Overall color scheme:

Two color

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Grid/crosshatch; Outline

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Cables

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Parallel lines

Describe the quilting designs used:

Outline quilting in stars, diagonal grid in background, offset double cable across two inner borders at op and bottom, offset double border around quilt, diagonal running rope in outer border.

What type of thread was used for the quilting?

Cotton

What color was the quilting thread?

white

Knots visible?

no

Describe the borders:

Three narrow borders on top and bottom, 1 narrow on sides, wide outer border, butted

Binding and edge treatment:

Straight grain; Machine sewn

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

Fabric structure of the binding:

Plain weave

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

half inch - one inch

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

Filler:

Blanket or flannel

Thickness:

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

How many pieces of fabric were used to make the quilt back?

2

Backing; fiber content:

Cotton

Backing; fabric:

Same fabric used throughout; Solid/plain

Backing; width of pieces (in inches):

33

Backing; color:

Pink

Condition:

Very good/almost new

Describe specific damage to the quilt:

Fading

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Schrock, Sovilla Mast

Quiltmaker's father's ethnic/tribal background:

Amish

Quiltmaker's mother's ethnic/tribal background:

Amish

The quilt was made to be used for:

Bedding, daily use

Cite this Quilt

Schrock, Sovilla Mas. Lone Star with Star corner blocks. 1950-1975. From Illinois State Museum, Illinois Quilt Research Project; Illinois State Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=5-2-158. Accessed: 06/16/24