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9-6-2209

Who documented this quilt?

Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Louisiana Regional Folklife Program; Tech University

Date data was collected:

3/18/2002

Interviewer:

Susan Roach

Lousiana Quilt Documentation Project Number:

197

Quilt name or pattern used by family/owner:

Lover's Links

Reasons quilt was made:

Personal enjoyment

Quilt top made by:

Arnold, Mae

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Homemaker

Quiltmaker's date of birth:

1911

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1987

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

Farmer

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Craven

Number of children:

3

Did the quiltmaker make other quilts? Approximately how many? Where are they?

Location of quiltmaker's death: Winnsboro LA Learned to quilt from: "My mother was crippled--she didn't walk without crutches. She raised 3 children. She couldn't stand up and put the cotton on the quilt and my Daddy put that on the lining for her. She sewed for the public."

Favorite pattern, piecing preferences, quilting is done with:

Quilting done with: Frame from Ceiling

Reason(s) for quiltmaking:

Necessity

Type of item:

Finished quilt

Sizes, overall width:

80

Sizes, overall length:

81

Size of quilt blocks:

7.5 X 9

Quilt type, applique:

Hand Applique

Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:

Pieced

Pieced quilt type:

Block pattern

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Setting:

Side by side

Binding:

Back turned to front; Hand sewn

Brackman ID#:

453

Number of borders:

4

Describe the borders:

3.75 inches wide, Different Fabric

Top fabric, fiber:

Cotton

Top fabric, design:

Solid/plain; Print

Top fabric, colors:

Pink; Red; Blue

Top fabric, color value:

Light or pastel colors; Multicolor

Backing/lining, design:

Solid/plain

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

4

Batting:

Cotton

Condition:

Fair/worn

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

Owner's mother, Mae Arnold, made this.

Family/owner's date for quilt:

1950

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Date estimated by Susan Roach

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

Inherited

Place made, country:

United States

Copyright holder:

Louisiana Regional Folklife Program

Cite this Quilt

Arnold, Ma. Lover's Links. From Louisiana Regional Folklife Program, Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=9-6-2209. Accessed: 01/29/23