Block Sampler


Quilt Index Record: 18-36-88

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
State Historical Society of Iowa
InstProjNameF003a
Mary Barton Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
1988.64.7

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quilt collector
Author/researcher
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt collector
IfQownerF007b
Purchased the quilt

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Quilt blocks or pieces
TypeObjOtherF008a
Individual quilt blocks stitched to muslin.
OwnerNameF010
Block Sampler
AltNameF011
Winding Ways; Contrary Wife; Broken Dishes; Star of Many Points; Lost Ship; Pinwheel etc; Big Dipper; Snowflake; Martha Washington Star; Checkerboard; Flower Basket; Four Patch; Sailboat; Album Block; Basket
BrackmanF011a
2764; 1687C; 1193C; 2538; 1361; 1195; 2880; 2149; 1262A; 1601A; 704
OverallWidthF12a
41.25 inches
OverallLengthF012b
70.25 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Unknown/Not Rated

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
Twenty blocks
BlockStyleF030a
Sampler

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Unknown
UniqueF037b
Various fabrics and prints used for blocks.
EmbellTechF038f
No
PaperF038i
no

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Blocks described top left to lower right. #1 'Winding Ways' (Brackman 2764); Wheel of Mystery (Rehmel 889). 9.5 inches square. “Blade” patches are small dark blue dots on white. Set with small white cloverleaf and circle print on dark blue. Bottom corner section pieced to fit. Similar to #2, reverse setting #2 'Winding Ways' (Brackman 2764); Wheel of Mystery (Rehmel 889). 9.5” square. “Blade” patches are small white cloverleaf and circle print on dark blue. Set with small red dots on white. Similar to #1,reverse setting. #3 'Contrary Wife', variation (Brackman 1687 c); Rehmel 1360). 9.125” square. Two corner squares, center square, 4 triangles made of white floral design printed on dark blue. Set with solid white. Edges of block frayed as if it has been washed. #4 'Nine Patch with 5 Broken Dishes' patches (Brackman 1193 a; Rehmel 363). 7” square, mounted on point. Small white organic (leaf?) pattern printed over dark blue. Design varies in intensity and clarity. Bottom triangle may be from different fabric. Set with plain white fabric patches which are similar in loose weave but may be from different sources, possibly feed sacks. #5 'Star of Many Points' (Brackman 2538); Pinwheel (Rehmel 843). 9” square. Small white dots printed on medium blue. Dark blue abstract geometric/organic pattern overlaid on dotted stripe. Direction of stripe depends on cut and placement of patch. Plain white fabric with close, smooth finish, could be old sheet #6 'Sailboat' (Barton); Lost Ship (Brackman 1361; Rehmel 148). 13” square. White on medium blue striped fabric set with plain white. Direction of stripes not consistent throughout block. Varied shades of plain white pieces. #7 'Crow’s Foot',Fly , Old Crow, Pinwheel, Fan Mill, Kathy’s Ramble (Barton); Pin Wheel, Watermill, Old Crow (Brackman 1262 a); Whirligig (Rehmel 149). 9.125” square. Dark triangles are white dot and floral strip overprinted on dark blue. Direction of stripe depends on cut and placement of patch. Set triangles of small brown dot grid on dark white. Similar to #11 #8 'Big Dipper' (Brackman 1195: Rehmel 158). 8.5” square. Two fabrics, white dots on dark blue, and tan with dark blue geometric/organic design. #9 'Album Block' (Barton); Snowflake (Brackman 2880; Rehmel 621). 9.25” square. Corner blocks are small white geometric/circle print on dark blue. Right patch pieced to fit. Set with light fabric, brown leaf and geometric print on white, some dye migration from brown to white. #10 'Martha Washington Star' (Brackman 2149; Rehmel 776). 10” x 7.375”, incomplete block. White dot ground with larger dot in center of squares, printed on dark blue. “Black” dots form double line grid on white. Direction of pattern not consistent in placement of patches #11 'Pin Wheel', Water Mill, Old Crow (Brackman 1262 a); Whirligig (Rehmel 149). 2.25” square. Small white dot printed on dark blue set with plain white of various weaves. #12 'Basket' (Barton). 10” square. White floral printed on dark blue set with plain white fabric. Block pattern has handle, no flowers #13 'Checkerboard' (Brackman 1601 a). Nine Patch. 10.625” square. White diamonds on dark blue set with small dark blue triangles on white. #14 'Checkerboard' (Brackman 1601 a). None Patch. 4.375” square. Small white circular design on dark blue set with plain white fabrics #15 'Flower Basket' (Brackman 704; Rehmel 40). 9.875” square. Plain dark blue set with plain white. #16 'Four Patch'. 3.25” square. Small tan/white stars on dark blue set with plain white. #17 'Four Patch'. 3.25” square. Small tan/white stars on dark blue set with plain white. #18 'Checkerboard' (Brackman 1601 a).; Mosaic (Rehmel 92). Sixteen patch. 7.625” square. White organic print looks like fish) on dark blue. Set with dark blue stripes on white. #19 Unknown Patch. 13.875” square. Plain dark blue and white in checkerboard pattern form large X through block. Set with plain white fabric that has turned off-white #20 'Checkerboard' (Brackman 1601 a). 11.375” square. 25 patch. White dots on dark blue set with plain white.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Barton, Mary

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Ames
ProvCountyF057b
Story
ProvStateF057d
Iowa (IA)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Made by owner

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Teaching or learning sample
QDesignF060b
Other
PresUseF062
Study or teaching aid
Museum collection

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Unknown

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
OwnerStateF086
Iowa (IA)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States

Image Information

InvenNumF075
1988.64.7.jpg
ImageConF075a
Full Image
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
DateF079
9
22
1994
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DigDateF079a
5
23
2008
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Registrar,State Historical Society of Iowa
CopyRestF080c
Registrar,State Historical Society of Iowa
DistribRestF080d
Registrar,State Historical Society of Iowa
DisplayResF080e
Registrar,State Historical Society of Iowa
LicenseF080f
Registrar,State Historical Society of Iowa

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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
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Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

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Evans, Jodi
dateverified
5
21
2008
CE

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