Mexican Star


Quilt Index Record: 1B-3A-DF

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Louisiana Regional Folklife Program
Tech University
InstProjNameF003a
Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
268

Information source fields

DateDataF006b
6/25/2002
interviewerF007e
Susan Roach

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Mexican Star
OwnerNameF010
Star and Cross
BrackmanF011a
2938
OverallWidthF12a
76
OverallLengthF012b
99
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
Dark colors
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
OtherDateF023e
Date estimated by Susan Roach

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
SizeBlockF027
16 X 16
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing
SashWidthF032
2
NumBordersF033
4
BordDescF034
2.5 inches wide, Same Fabric, Single

Quilt top materials and construction

FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
Print
ConstrucF038b
Machine Applique
Hand Applique
UniqueF038h
Pieced

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Mariche, Mary

Quilt provenance

ProvCountryF057f
United States

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
Most of the fabric comes from a garment factory in Eudora, Arkansas. Bought by the pound.

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Arnold
BirthDateF099
7/15/1921
EthnicF101
Anglo-American
EdBkgdF102
College
OccupationF104
Retired
BirthplaceCityF098a
Oak Grove
BirthplaceStateF098b
Louisiana

Quiltmaker Family history

NoChildF116
4

Quiltmaker personal quilting history

WhyQuiltF119
Pleasure

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
FavesF130
Quilting done with: Frame on Stand, like them all
AddNotesF132
Learned to quilt from: mother taught - necessary for warmth in winter. also have studied allum quilt, dresden plate, fan quilt squares, plantation rose (not photography; started making tops after retired in 1981 Other quilts by the quiltmaker: some are worn out from raising kids, some given away

Image Information

InvenNumF075
454
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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