Framed Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-11

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan State University Museum Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
01.0013
InstInvContrNumF004a
2001:158.13

Page 1

QuiltTitleF009
Framed Quilt
OwnerNameF010
Chintz Medallion
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt collector
DateQuiltF023
1800-1849

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

PresUseF062
Museum collection

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
82 1/4
OverallLengthF012b
89
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Beige or Tan
Brown
Cream
Pink
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Fair/worn
RepairHistF018
The quilt is very fragile and tears easily when handled.
LayFormatF024
Medallion or framed center
SizeBlockF027
The center chintz is printed with a flowering tree or plant in a vase surrounded by floral motifs. A bird sits on the tree. A printer border with a floral design and a bird in each of the corners, finishes this tan, pink, aqua and cream, 14 3/4" x 16 1/2"
MedallionF031
14 3/4
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight

Page 4-Physical Description continued

NumBordersF033
6
BordDescF034
The first border is 5" wide and 5 1/2" on the top and bottom. It is made of 1/2 square triangles. The corners are solid tan and solid cream. The rest are solid cream and a striped floral print in browns and pinks. The second border has 4 cornerstones 8" square of solid cream with appliques in the striped floral print. The applique is an 8 petaled stylized flower. The corners are connected by 8" x 26" rectangles of a single piece of fabric, a tan ground with a red, blue, cream, vine and a floral motif. The third border is 4 3/4" wide. Half square triangle corner blocks are a solid tan fabric and a pink and crean medium scale floral print. The rest of the half square triangle blocks are of the same floral print with a solid cream fabric. The fourth border is 11" wide. It has 8" squares of the same striped floral print used earlier on the quilt, set on point with solid cream setting triangles. The 4 corners are a pink vine with small brown and pink flowers on a cream background. The fifth border is 4 3/4" wide on the top and bottom of the quilt. Half square triangles of the pink vine and floral print on a cream background. The sixth border is on three sides only (it's not on the top) and is 5 " wide. Bias cut parallelograms of 2 brown prints alternate with solid cream parallelograms about 4" wide.
FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Print
Striped
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
4
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
3/8
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
5
NumStitchF051
7
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Echo
Double parallel lines
FeaturesF053
Kitty Clark Cole purchased the quilt on eBay. Mary Kay Woldvogel thought the quilt may be older and that the fabric was from England. A typed index card attached to the quilt says, "This quilt (owned by Miss Rose Ranson, 1507 Mound Avenue, Jacksonville, Illinois,) was handed down through the Ranson family and was most likely made in the middle 1700s or earlier. Note that none of the figures or designs are repeated in fabrics of the 19th century. It's chief interest is in the medallion in the center, which represents birds, fruits, and flowers. This medallion undoubtedly predates the patches around it, as the coloring has been differently applied to it in a hit and miss fashion."

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

RelItemsF088a
Image

Page 7-Owner Information

IdentPersonF006
Other
OwnershipF082
Public- Michigan State University Museum
OwnerNameF082a
Michigan State University Museum
AcquiredF058
Gift
QuiltHistF059
Kitty Clark Cole purchased the quilt and donated it to the Michigan State University Museum.
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Detail 1
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Detail 1 Caption
Center Panel
AccessF080
Restricted

Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Donaldson, Beth
dateverified
2
21
2008
CE

Extra Fields

SourceOtherF006a
Kitty Clark Cole, donor
EmbellTechF038f
No
PaperF038i
no
DamageF016
Stains
Tears or holes
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight

Image Information

function
Image - medium display (250-550 pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
file_size
35.1K
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage
InvenNumF075
2001:158.13
ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Other
OtherSourceF077a
Transparency
SourceSizeF078
2 1/4
photocredit079a1
Mary Whalen
HolderF080a
Michigan State University Museum
CreditLineF080b
Photo by Mary Whalen, collection of Michigan State University Museum

Detail Images


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Center Panel

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