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QUILT INDEX RECORD

6-3-2043

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:

IQRPAA-28

Alternate inventory control number:

AA-28

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner; Relative of quiltmaker

When was the form filled out?

9-9-1988

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

Inherited

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Churn Fly

Brackman # or other source & #:

1646

How wide is the quilt?

73 inches

How long is the quilt?

75 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Blue or Navy; Red

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

Time period:

1876-1900

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

25

Size of quilt blocks:

10.5 inches square

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

On point or rotated on 45 degrees

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Alternating with plain squares

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

One

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Squares

Number of borders:

None

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; Machine Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

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

Color of thread used in the quilting:

Red

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

8

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Grid diamond; Outline

Quilt top made by:

Savage, Mrs. E. or; Schrack, Mrs.

Quilted by:

Savage, Mrs. E. or; Schrack, Mrs.

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

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 country:

United States

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Cite this Quilt

Savage, Mrs. E. or; Schrack, Mrs. Churn Fly. 1876-1900. From State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa Quilt Research Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=6-3-2043. Accessed: 02/22/24