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QUILT INDEX RECORD

6-3-1594

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

State Historical Society of Iowa

Who documented this quilt?

Iowa Quilt Research Project

Iowa Quilt Research Project Number:

IQRPT-53

Alternate inventory control number:

T-53

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

When was the form filled out?

7-30-1988

If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?

Received as a gift

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Sugar Loaf

Owner's name for quilt:

Triangles

Brackman # or other source & #:

204

How wide is the quilt?

66.5 inches

How long is the quilt?

87 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy; Brown; Orange; Pink

Antique colors:

Chrome Yellow

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

Time period:

1850-1875

Family/owner's date for quilt:

1840-1860

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

18

Size of quilt blocks:

11.5 inch triangles

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by plain sashing

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

One

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Triangles

Number of borders:

One

Describe the borders:

Plain

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric types used to make the quilt top:

Unknown

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Print; Solid/plain

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Description of the back:

Coarse fabric

Describe the back:

Solid/plain

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

How is the binding made?

Straight grain

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cannot tell

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

7

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

All-over-design

Describe the quilting designs used:

Chevron

Quilt top made by:

Baber, Mary E.

Quilted by:

Baber, Mary

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Why was the quilt made?

Unknown

The quilt was made to be used for:

Unknown

Quilt is presently used as:

Unknown

Where did the maker get their materials?

Unknown

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

Where did the quiltmaker find the pattern for the quilting design on the quilt?

Unknown

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

4-22-1834

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Carlisle

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Iowa

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's marriage date(s):

1861

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

July 1890

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Rural

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and /or partner's/partners' name(s):

Baber, Mr.

Number of children:

One

Cite this Quilt

Baber, Mary E. Sugar Loaf. 1850-1875. From State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa Quilt Research Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=6-3-1594. Accessed: 07/24/24