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QUILT INDEX RECORD

53-155-836

Who documented this quilt?

South Carolina Quilt History Project

South Carolina Quilt History Project Number:

AND-27

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. Mary Spearman

Quilt Owner City:

Taylors

Quilt Owner State:

South Carolina (SC)

Quilt Owner Country:

United States

Relation of the quiltmaker to the present owner:

Great-grandson's wife

Interviewer:

Lucile M. Sullivan

Date (data was collected):

1984-03-30

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?

1901-1929

Date provided by someone else, like a quilt appraiser:

c1900-1920

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:

Gift from maker's granddaughter

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

The maker was 70 years old? 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 owned by other great-grandchildren. There is a picture of the quiltmaker. Her husband's letters were buried with her. The owner has quilt(s) made by a different maker.

Do you know the pattern name she used for this quilt? Do you know other names for this pattern?

Log Cabin

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Maybe English

Are there any interesting stories about the quiltmaker?

The maker also lived near Due West.

This is a:

Quilt top with unfinished edge

Quilt width:

67"

Quilt length:

60"

Design:

Block pattern

Pattern Name:

Log Cabin

Fabrics, source:

Sewing scraps

Fabric styles:

Multiple scrap

Predominant Colors:

Gray; Navy; Pink

Block orientation:

Straight

Set:

Side by side

Number of quilt blocks:

42

Binding construction:

Unfinished/raw edge

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

The needlework techniques are untilitarian. Hand stitched.

Quilting:

Not quilted

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. Log Cabin. 1901-1929. From McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, South Carolina Quilt History Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=53-155-836. Accessed: 04/16/24

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