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CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTION NAME: Choose the name of the contributing institution or organization from the list.
Louisiana Regional Folklife Program; Tech University
CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTION'S COLLECTION OR PROJECT NAME: Enter the name of the collection or project from your contributing institution. For example, "Michigan Quilt Project" or "MSU Museum Permanent Collection".
Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project
CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS: Enter the main control number for this item you are entering. For a museum, this will probably be your acquisition number. It may be the number given to the quilt by the state or county project.
DATE OF DATA COLLECTION: Enter the date the state or county documentation form was filled out (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).
IF SOURCE PERSON IS QUILT OWNER: If the source is the owner, choose how they came to own the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.
QUILT'S TITLE, IF IT HAS ONE: Enter the name given to the quilt by the maker. Many quilts have no title, but contemporary quilters often give a name to their quilts. If the quilt has no title, leave this field blank.
OVERALL WIDTH: Enter how wide the quilt is. Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)
OVERALL LENGTH: Enter how long the quilt is. Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).
OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.
Multicolor; Dark colors
OVERALL CONDITION: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.
FAMILY/OWNER'S DATE FOR QUILT: If there are family stories that indicate a date when the quilt was made, enter that date (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).
OTHER DATE ESTIMATION BY WHOM: Enter the name and/or title of the person who estimated the quilt's date for field 23d.
Date estimated by Susan Roach
LAYOUT FORMAT: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.
SIZE OF QUILT BLOCKS (L X W): Applies only to block pattern quilts; block patterns are by far the most common layout formats. Block patterns don't have to be square (Double Wedding Ring and Grandmother's Flower Garden are common non-square blocks).
15.5 X 16
ARRANGEMENT OF QUILT BLOCKS: BLOCK ORIENTATION: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks appear in the quilt.
SPACING RELATIVE TO OTHER BLOCKS: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks are set together. Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another.
Separated by plain sashing
SASHING WIDTH: Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another. Enter the width of the sashing in inches, if applicable.
NUMBER OF BORDERS: Borders are the strips of fabric that are added after the blocks (and sashings) are put together. They appear on the outside edges of the quilt. Quilts often have multiple borders. Enter the number of borders on the quilt.
BORDER DESCRIPTION: Describe the style of the borders (i.e. pieced, appliquÃ©d, stenciled) and the width of each border, from the inside to the outside.
1.5 inches wide
FABRIC PATTERNS, STYLES, MOTIFS, OR PRINT CATEGORIES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
UNIQUE OR OTHER CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES: Enter any unusual technique that hasn't been described in a previous field.
FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt back. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
DESCRIPTION OF BACK: Choose the best description for the back of the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN BINDING: Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
Front turned to back
MATERIAL USED FOR QUILT BATTING OR FILLING: Choose the fiber content that best describes the material used to fill the quilt.
THREAD COLOR: Enter the color(s) of thread used to hold the quilt layers together.
NUMBER OF QUILTING STITCHES PER INCH (PLACE 1): Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in one place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.
PLEASE DESCRIBE OTHER QUILTING DESIGNS USED: Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.
QUILT TOP MADE BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who made the quilt top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.
Golson, Lula Ransom
COUNTRY: Enter the name of the country where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.
QUILT OWNER CITY
QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.
BIRTH DATE: Enter the birth date of the quilt maker (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).
August 20, 1859
DEATH DATE, IF APPLICABLE: Enter the date of death of the quilt maker (if applicable, as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).
FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.
Louisiana Regional Folklife Program
Cite this Quilt
Golson, Lula Ranso. French Star. From Louisiana Regional Folklife Program, Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=9-6-1749. Accessed: 12/03/21