Mother's Flower Garden


Quilt Index Record: 1B-3A-CF

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Louisiana Regional Folklife Program
Tech University
InstProjNameF003a
Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
252

Information source fields

DateDataF006b
6/25/2002
IfQownerF007b
Inherited
interviewerF007e
Susan Roach

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Mother's Flower Garden
OwnerNameF010
Mother's Flower Garden
AltNameF011
Handed down to oldest daughter - 4 generations
BrackmanF011a
160k
OverallWidthF12a
78
OverallLengthF012b
79
PredomColorsF014
Yellow
Pink
Red
Orange
Gold
OverallColorF14b
Light or pastel colors
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Fair/worn
FamDateF023c
1859
OtherDateF023e
Date estimated by Susan Roach

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
SizeBlockF027
8 X 9
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
SashWidthF032
2
BordDescF034
-Not Applied-

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Other
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
Print
UniqueF037b
Linen
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
UniqueF038h
Pieced

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
DescBackF043
Print

Quilt binding

ConstrucBindF046
Front turned to back
Bias grain
Machine sewn
Hand sewn

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Wool
UniqueBattF048b
Hand Graded by Wool on Farm

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
pink
NumStitchedF050
8
DesignF052d
By the Piece

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Flowers, Emily Gertrude Frisby

Quilt provenance

ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnerCityF084
Tensas Parish
OwnerStateF086
Louisiana (LA)

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
Every stitch by hand. Cut pieces by hand. Lined with sheep's wool grown on the farm. Passed down from original maker to daughter, then granddaughter and great granddaughter.

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Frisby
BirthDateF099
1830
DeathF100
1874
EdBkgdF102
Elementary
OccupationF104
Housewife
BirthplaceCityF098a
Tensas Parish
BirthplaceStateF098b
Louisiana

Quiltmaker Family history

SpouseF113
Orlando Flowers
OccupationF115
Farmer
NoChildF116
4

Quiltmaker personal quilting history

WhyQuiltF119
Necessity
OtherF119a
don't know.

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

FavesF130
Don't know.
AddNotesF132
Location of quiltmaker's death: Tensas Parish LA Learned to quilt from: She was born a seemstress. Just had a knack for sewing. Made all her family's clothes. Other quilts by the quiltmaker: Made all the quilts her family needed. Don't know where they are. She went by stage coach to a girls school in Kentucky while young.

Image Information

InvenNumF075
466
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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