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QUILT INDEX RECORD

53-155-835

Who documented this quilt?

South Carolina Quilt History Project

South Carolina Quilt History Project Number:

AND-24

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt Owner's Name:

Mrs. Lillian W. Jenkins

Quilt Owner City:

Greer

Quilt Owner State:

South Carolina (SC)

Quilt Owner Country:

United States

Relation of the quiltmaker to the present owner:

Great-grandmother (by marriage)

Interviewer:

Barbara J. Davis

Date (data was collected):

1984-03-17

Do you know the city where this quilt was made?

Williamston

Do you know the county where this quilt was made?

Anderson

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?

1876-1900

Do you know when the family said this quilt was made?

early 1900s

Date provided by someone else, like a quilt appraiser:

c1890-1900

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

Spearman, Susan Hutchinson

How did you happen to get the quilt?

Gift

Details on how you got the quilt:

Given by the granddaughter of Susan Hutchinson Spearman

Do you know how old the maker was when the quilt was made?

The maker was in her 70s when the quilt was made.

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?

This maker made other quilts that are in the possession of each of the great grandchildren. There is a picture of the quiltmaker. She had letters from her Confederate soldier, but her request was to be buried with his letters. The owner has quilts made by her husband's mother.

Do you know where the maker got her fabrics for this quilt?

Scraps lefts from garment making

Was this quilt made for a particular person?

Made for granddaughter Frances Elizabeh Spearman

Are there any interesting stories about the quiltmaker?

Susan was widowed by the Civil War. She reared two daughters alone and lived with them 6 month each after they married. That was probably when she quilted a great deal.

This is a:

Quilt top with unfinished edge

Quilt width:

81"

Quilt length:

76"

Design; pieced:

Hand Piecing; Machine Piecing

Design:

Block pattern

Pattern Name:

Rocky Mountain Road

Fabrics, source:

Purchased new; Sewing scraps

Fabrics; fiber types:

Cotton

Fabric styles:

Solid/plain

Predominant Colors:

Green; Red

Block orientation:

Straight

Set:

Separated by pieced pattern sashing

Describe the quilt setting:

The corners are starbursts

Number of quilt blocks:

9

Number of borders:

1

Binding construction:

Unfinished/raw edge

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

Hand and machine stitched.

Quilting:

Not quilted

Damage:

Fading

Describe the damage:

Unwashed, red faded

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Label on fabric (green) photographed. "Guaranteed fast colors."

How was it inscribed?

Attached label

Details

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Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

All rights reserved, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina

Cite this Quilt

Spearman, Susan Hutchinso. Rocky Mountain Road. 1876-1900. From McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, South Carolina Quilt History Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=53-155-835. Accessed: 04/16/24

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