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58-172-100

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Kent County, MD Quilt Documentation Project

Who documented this quilt?

Kent County, MD Quilt Documentation Project

Kent County Quilt Documentation Project Number:

CB23-2

This is a:

Finished quilt

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Ohio Family

How wide is the quilt?

68”

How long is the quilt?

108”

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corners:

The corners are butted.

What color is the quilt?

Cream; Pink; Green

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

15 blocks; 3 horizontal x 5 vertical

Size of quilt blocks:

16 3/4” x 16 3/4”

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by plain sashing

Sashing width:

2 1/2”

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

6” wide pink, the corners are butted.

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Chambray

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:

The edges of the appliques are turned under and stitched down with blind stitches.

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Grid/crosshatch

Describe the quilting designs used:

The quilting was done with a running stitch. The marking lines are visible on the quilt.

Thread type used for the quilting:

Cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

White

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

8, 7, 7

Width between quilting lines:

1 5/8”; 1 3/8"; 1 1/2"

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

How is the binding made?

Separate binding applied; Machine sewn; Hand sewn; Bias grain

How wide is the binding (measure on the top only)?

1/4”

Describe the binding:

Solid pink fabric that is found in the quilt top.

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout; Solid/plain

What color is the back of the quilt?

White

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

Description of the back:

The back is in good condition. There are stains on the back.

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

Damage:

Stains

Describe the repairs:

This object has never been laundered.

When was the quilt finished?

1930s-1940s

Time period:

1930-1949

Contests entered:

The maker did not exhibit their quilts in local/regional fairs.

Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:

Owner also has other quilts or quilted items. There are photos and a cross-stitch sampler from the quiltmaker.

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

The quiltmaker had two brothers. Maker's Economic Circumstances at birth; moderate: at marriage; well-off.

Quilt top made by:

Johnson, Janet Darby

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

Mother

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Darby

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Philadelphia

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Pennsylvania

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

Gladwyne, PA

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Urban

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Scottish, English

Quiltmaker's educational background:

High school

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Presbyterian

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Housewife

Quiltmaker's father's name:

George Dana Bordman Darby

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

Born; Philadelphia, PA: Died; Merion, PA

Quiltmaker's father's occupation:

Dentist

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Carolyn Westoce Darby

Quiltmaker's mother's birthplace:

Born; Painted Post, NY: Died; Merion Station, PA.

Quiltmaker's mother's occupation:

Housewife

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' ethnic/tribal background:

Born; Philadelphia, PA: Died; Gladwyne, PA.

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' occupation:

Business man and underseas photographer

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

1

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

2

Other notes on how the quiltmaker learned, and how and why they quilt:

Quiltmaker did most of their quilt related work during their middle age years. The maker made one quilt.

Estimated number of quilts made by this quiltmaker:

1-5 quilts

Describe any favorite patterns, tools, etc. used by the quiltmaker:

The maker quilted alone and did not participate in quilting bees. The maker did not own a quilt frame.

Describe any unique traditions, quilting related customs, beliefs, songs or rhymes used by the quiltmaker:

The maker did their own quilting.

Quilt owner's name:

Mrs. Robert Hewes III

Who documented this quilt?

Quilt owner

How was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Gift from mother in 1960. Previously owned by maker Janet Darby Johnson, Gladwyne, PA

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

Chestertown

Quilt owner's state:

Maryland (MD)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Kent County Quilt Documentation Project, all rights reserved

Who photographed this quilt?

Nancy Wyman

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Cite this Quilt

Johnson, Janet Darb. Ohio Family. 1930s-1940s. From Kent County, MD Quilt Documentation Project, Kent County, MD Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=58-172-100. Accessed: 02/09/23