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5-2-180

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:

794

Alternate inventory control number:

1998.152.5

Person filling out this form is:

Quiltmaker

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt owner's name:

Illinois State Museum

Quiltmaker's Name (top):

Mast, Fannie Beachy

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

What is the quiltmaker's birthdate?

1914

What is/was the quiltmaker's religious affiliation?

Amish

Quiltmaker's spouse's name:

Mast, Tobias

Spouse's occupation:

farmer

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

3

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

3

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Gingerich, Elizabeth

Quiltmaker's mother's birthplace:

IN

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Beachy, Joel

How did the owner get the quilt?

Purchase

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

Made entire quilt

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

Unknown

Where the quilt was made, city:

Arthur

Where the quilt was made, state:

Illinois (IL)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

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

Illinois Amish Quilt book

Pattern name; used by owner or by maker:

Basket

Pattern name; reference name:

Flower Basket

Date provided by maker/owner:

ca. 1940

Date estimated by IQRP:

ca. 1940

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Museum curator

Time period:

1930-1949

Length:

90

Width:

55

Block size:

8

Quilting stitches per inch. Are they even?

9

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

8

Format:

Finished quilt

Piecing techinques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing

Construction (top):

Block pattern

Block style (top):

Same block throughout

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

On point or rotated on 45 degrees

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

18

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

1

Fabric; fibers:

Cotton

Fabric print:

Solid/plain

Predominant colors (top):

Yellow; Green; Blue or Navy

Overall color scheme:

Bright or primary colors

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Outline

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Cables; Other

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Grid/crosshatch

Describe the quilting designs used:

Outline quilting in pieced blocks, diagonal grid in plain blocks, overlapping circles in inner border, and four-line intersecting cable in outer border.

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:

Alternating with plain squares

Describe the borders:

Narrow inner border and wide outer border.

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:

Rounded

Filler:

Cotton

Thickness:

Medium (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

Backing; width of pieces (in inches):

18

Condition:

Excellent/like new

Details

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Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Illinois State Museum

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Beachy, Fannie

The quilt was made to be used for:

Lap robe/shawl

Cite this Quilt

Mast, Fannie Beach. Basket. 1930-1949. From Illinois State Museum, Illinois Quilt Research Project; Illinois State Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=5-2-180. Accessed: 06/16/24

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