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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, Louisiana Tech University

Date data was collected:

3/22/2003

Interviewer:

Donna Downing

Lousiana Quilt Documentation Project Number:

530

Quilt owner's state:

Louisiana (LA)

Quilt name or pattern used by family/owner:

Snowball

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

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/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' 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

Size of quilt blocks:

6.5 X 6.5

Quilt type, applique:

Machine 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

Brackman ID#:

1507

Number of borders:

4

Describe the borders:

4 inches wide, Different Fabric, Single

Top fabric, fiber:

Cotton

Top fabric, design:

Print; Solid/plain

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.

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Date estimated by Susan Roach

Place made, country:

United States

Copyright holder:

Louisiana Regional Folklife Program

Cite this Quilt

Masingill, Mary Leon. Snowball. From Louisiana Regional Folklife Program, Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=9-6-226. Accessed: 02/22/24