Our George's Cherry Tree


Quilt Index Record: 1B-3A-63C

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Louisiana Regional Folklife Program
Tech University
InstProjNameF003a
Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
1860

Information source fields

DateDataF006b
2/19/1989

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Our George's Cherry Tree
OverallWidthF12a
83
OverallLengthF012b
88
PredomColorsF014
White
Pink
Red
Green
OverallColorF14b
Light or pastel colors
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
FamDateF023c
1933
OtherDateF023e
Date estimated by Susan Roach

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
SizeBlockF027
165 X 18
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
NumBordersF033
4
BordDescF034
7.5 inches wide, Same Fabric, Single

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF038h
Applique, Pieced

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
DescBackF043
Solid/plain

Quilt binding

ConstrucBindF046
Bias grain
Machine sewn
Hand sewn

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton

Quilting description

ThrColorF049b
white
NumStitchedF050
6
DesignF052d
Other, Rows, Cross-hatching

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Smith, Maggie Skipwith

Quilt provenance

ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Other
OtherF060a
Contest entry

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnerCityF084
Wilson
OwnerStateF086
Louisiana (LA)

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
This quilt was made for the Century of Progress Contest. Mrs. Smith, a former mayor of Wilso, LA, made it with the hopes that it would win first prize and be presented to Eleanor Roosevelt. She hoped it would remind the First Lady of our first president, and that it had been made by the First Woman Mayor of Louisiana. She detailed the efforts required to make the quilt in a letter to Dr. Tom Spec Jones, stating that it took 3630 hours of work to produce it.

Quiltmaker personal information

BirthDateF099
12/12/1974
DeathF100
2/16/1957

Quiltmaker Family history

SpouseF113
Jodie R. Smith

Image Information

InvenNumF075
4801
SourceF077
Digital
HolderF080a
Louisiana Regional Folklife Program
CreditLineF080b
Louisiana Regional Folklife Program
CopyRestF080c
Dr. Susan Roach Louisiana Regional Folklife Program English Dept, P. O. Box 3162, T.S. Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA 71272 Phone: 318/257-2728

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Resource Type
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