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61-182-360

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Lebanon Quilters Guild and the Lebanon County Historical Society

Who documented this quilt?

Lebanon County Quilt Documentation Project

Lebanon County Quilt Documentation Project Number:

LCQDP-0363

This is a:

Finished quilt

Owner's name for the quilt:

Rising Sun/Lone Star

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Blazing Stars

Brackman # or other source & #:

372, 373

How wide is the quilt?

89 7/8"

How long is the quilt?

89"

Shape of edge:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Yellow; Pink; Green

Antique colors:

Double Pink; Madder Orange; Chrome Yellow; Chrome Green

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Size of quilt blocks:

22" x 22"

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Number of borders:

2

Describe the borders:

3 1/4" pink and green; 7 1/4" green

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric types used to make the quilt top:

Broadcloth

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Floral; Solid/plain; Print

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How thick is the quilt?

Thin

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Grid diamond; Patches outlined/in the ditch; Single parallel lines

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Cables

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Grid/crosshatch

Describe the quilting designs used:

There is a medium density of quilting.

Thread type used for the quilting:

Cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

Brown

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

7

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2 and 3:

6, 7

Width between quilting lines:

1/2"

Can you see any knots on the front or back of the quilt?

no

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

How is the binding made?

Front turned to back

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

1 1/4"

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Describe the back:

Hand sewn; Same fabric used throughout

What color is the back of the quilt?

Brown; White

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

4

Width of pieces on the back:

23"

Quilt's condition:

Fair/worn

Damage:

Stains; Dirty; Fading; Wear to edge or binding; Tears or holes; Open seams

Time period:

1876-1900

Why was the quilt made?

Personal use

Details about why the quilt was made:

marriage, part of hope chest to be used when needed

Where the quilt was made, city:

Rural Manheim/Mt. Joy

Where the quilt was made, county:

Lancaster

Where the quilt was made, state:

Pennsylvania (PA)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Where did the maker get their materials?

Feed or flour sacks; Old clothes; Purchased new; Sewing scraps

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Another quilt; Public domain/traditional pattern; Traditional pattern variation

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

There is a photo of the quiltmaker and a photo of the sampler quilt.

Artist statement or biography of quiltmaker or quilt group:

The maker made other quilts and I have three more. Sampler - drawing

Quilt top made by:

Nissley, Annie W.

Quilted by:

Nissley, Annie W.

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

Great-grandmother

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Nissley

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

farm near Manheim

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Pennsylvania

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's birth date:

4/25/1863

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

8/9/1926; Schaefferstown Mennonite Cemetery, Elizabethtown, PA

Where did the quiltmaker grow up?

Rapho Twp - near Manheim/Mt. Joy area

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Rural

Quiltmaker's educational background:

elementary

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Mennonite

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Homemaker

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

Jacob Spangler

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

farmer

Number of children:

3

How did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

From relative

Why does the quiltmaker quilt?

Pleasure; Necessity

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

She learned to quilt from her mother and grandmother. She made quilts for her hope chest.

Does/did the quiltmaker belong to a group? Include the name, location, and special activities of the group.

The maker made quilts with family members.

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

The maker preferred piecing by hand. The maker quilted with a standing floor frame on saw horses.

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

1972 death of paternal grandmother - Annie M. Nissley Spangler Carpenter born 4/25/1863, died 8/10/1930. Quilter married/relocated to farm in Rexmont, Lebanon Cnty, PA

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Lebanon County (PA) Quilt Documentation Project, all rights reserved

When was the form filled out?

2021-11-06

Where was the quilt documentation day held?

COGS

Who photographed the quilt?

RAS

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Cite this Quilt

Nissley, Annie W. Rising Sun/Lone Star. 1876-1900. From Lebanon Quilters Guild and the Lebanon County Historical Society, Lebanon County Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=61-182-360. Accessed: 04/24/24