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53-155-1541

What is the name of the documentation project?

South Carolina Quilt History Project

ID Number (number assigned by the documentation project):

ABB-19

Where are the records for this quilt stored?

McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt Owner Name:

Mrs. Mary Ann Allen

Quilt Owner City:

Greenville

Quilt Owner State:

South Carolina (SC)

Quilt Owner Country:

United States

Date (data was collected):

1984-03-31

Do you know the city where this quilt was made?

Abbeville

Do you know the county where this quilt was made?

Abbeville

Do you know the state where this quilt was made?

South Carolina (SC)

Do you know the country where this quilt was made?

United States

Do you know the time period when this quilt was made?

1850-1875

Do you know when this quilt was finished?

10/11/1850

Date provided by someone else, like a quilt appraiser:

c1850-1858

Do you know who made it (quiltmaker's name)?

Wright, L. D. (one of the quiltmakers)

How did you happen to get the quilt?

Inheritance

Details on how you got the quilt:

I inherited it from my uncle. The quilt was wrapped around the family silver and buried during the Civil War.

Do you know if she made other quilts? Do any of them still exist? Where are they now? Did the quiltmaker leave any letters or diaries that you know of? Where are these? Do you have quilts made by other people? Do you have relatives or friends who have quilts or make quilts?

The owner has quilt(s) made by a different maker. The owner is planning to make a quilt someday.

Did a group help make the quilt?

It was made by member's of my great-grandfather's singing school in appreciation for his teaching them to sing.

What is the ethnic background of the quiltmaker?

Scotch-Irish

Was this quilt made for a particular person?

It was made for my great-grandfather Hezikiah Washington Bowie. The members of Hezekiah Washington Bowie's singing school each did a square and had a quilting bee and party to put it together for him.

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt width:

93"

Quilt length:

80"

Design; applique:

Applique

Design; whole cloth; blocks; crazy; string; framed center; strip:

Block pattern

Pattern Name:

Album

Fabrics; new; old; scraps; same throughout:

Purchased new; Sewing scraps

Fabrics; solid colors; prints; plaids; stripes; checks:

Multiple scrap

Block orientation:

Straight

Set:

Side by side

Number of borders:

1

Border; pieced; applique; width; color:

Pink stripe

Other notes on backing:

Domestic

Binding; top folded under; bottom folded over; turned in; applied; self; machine, hand:

Separate binding applied; Bias grain

Batting; Cotton, wool, polyester; unknown; none:

Cotton

Batting: seeds visible?

Seeds visible

Needlework; excellent; good; utilitarian; hand; machine:

The needlework techniques are good.

Quilting; fans; clamshells; parallel lines; crossing lines; follows top design; floral designs; pictorial. Quilting stitches; small, medium; large; even; uneven:

Clamshells

Other quilt damage:

Unwashed

Decoration:

Embroidery

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Cite this Quilt

Wright, L. D. (one of the quiltmakers. Album. 10/11/1850. From McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, South Carolina Quilt History Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=53-155-1541. Accessed: 06/30/22