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9-6-226

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:

3/22/2003

Interviewer:

Donna Downing

Lousiana Quilt Documentation Project ID#:

530

Quilt owner's state:

Louisiana (LA)

Quilt name or pattern used by family/owner:

Snowball

Quilt top made by:

Masingill, Mary Leona

Quilted by:

Masingill, Mary Leona

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Wife

Quiltmaker's date of birth:

7/3/1894

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Ronan

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Louisiana

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

July, 1982

Highest education level completed:

Elementary

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouse(s) occupation:

Rural Letter Carrier

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Mary Leona SIbley

Quiltmaker's ethnicity:

-0ther-, Anglo-Scotts Irish

Number of children:

4

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

Location of quiltmaker's death: Marshell TX Learned to quilt from: unknown Other quilts by the quiltmaker: Doesn't know how many quilts were made or where they are. She is a descendant of Bosley Plantation (Coushatta, LA), and of Gen. Robertson, Founder of Nashville, TN.

Reason(s) for quiltmaking:

Necessity

Type of item:

Quilt top with unfinished edge

Sizes, overall width:

76

Sizes, overall length:

84

Sizes, block, length x width:

6.5 X 6.5

Quilt type, applique:

Machine Applique

Describe any unusual techniques used to make the quilt top:

Pieced

Pieced quilt type:

Block pattern

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Setting:

Side by side

Brackman ID#:

1507

Number of borders:

4

Border description:

4 inches wide, Different Fabric, Single

Top fabric, fiber:

Cotton

Top fabric, design:

Solid/plain; Print

Top fabric, color value:

Multicolor

Condition:

Good/moderate use

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

Frank Masingill's sister found it in their mother's cedar chest. Mary Leona died at the age 87. Her son and his wife inherited the quilt.

Enter the name and/or title of the person 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

Masingill, Mary Leon. Snowball. From Louisiana Regional Folklife Program, Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=9-6-226. Accessed: 08/12/22