Appliqué Medallion


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-24

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan State University Museum Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
85.0951
InstInvContrNumF004a
11396 CW

Page 1

QuiltTitleF009
Appliqué Medallion
OwnerNameF010
Abigail Adams Applique
AltNameF011
Broderie Perse
QuiltTopF054
Attributed to Adams, Abigail
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Received as a gift
LocMadeF057a
Weymouth
ProvStateF057d
Massachusetts (MA)
DateQuiltF023
1800-1849

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

ReasonsF060
Gift or presentation
PresUseF062
Museum collection
CityF106a
Weymouth
StateF107
Massachusetts (MA)
OccupationF104
First Lady
SpouseF113
Adams, John
OccupationF115
President of the United States

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
108
OverallLengthF012b
108
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Cream
Pink
Red
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Poor/very worn
DamageF016
Dirty
Discoloration or dyes ran
Disintegration of fabric
Fading
Fold marks or creases
Quilting thread broken or ties missing
Stains
Tears or holes
Wear to edge or binding
RepairHistF018
One rectangular area sun rotted chintz gone, rest in good condition, overall brown stains front, back, very fine quilting
LayFormatF024
Medallion or framed center

Page 4-Physical Description continued

NumBordersF033
7
BordDescF034
6",4.5",4",4.75",4",4",4"
FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

FabStrucF045
Twill weave
ConstrucBindF046
Woven tape
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
1/4
MatUsedF048
Cotton
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
11
NumStitchF051
12
DesignF052a
Grid/crosshatch
FeaturesF053
There is much debate over whether the Abigail Adams connection is true. See MQP file for more research about this quilt. Appliqued medallion style quilt made by Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, second president of the United States. Made for Blanch Smith of Weymouth, Massachusetts, wife of Rev. Jedediah Chapman, and sister of Abigail Adams. Original # 70376. Donor: Mrs. E.K. Warren. The quilt was exhibited for years at the Chamberlain Memorial Museum, and was very badly damaged from sunlight. On one side a sun scorched mark appears where the fabric is dark brown, and the printed fabric is completely gone, with the cotton batting exposed. The quilt is bound with commercial tape, white.

Page 7-Owner Information

IdentPersonF006
Quilt owner
OwnershipF082
Public- Michigan State University Museum
OwnerNameF082a
Michigan State University Museum
AcquiredF058
Gift
ProvenanceF058a
Made for Blanche Smith of Weymouth Massachusetts, wife of Rev. Jedidiah Chapman and sister to Abigail Adams. The quilt came to the Michigan State University Museum in 1952 after being displayed for years at the Chamberlain Warren Museum in Three Rivers, Michigan.
QuiltHistF059
There is much debate over whether the Abigail Adams connection is true. See MQP file for more research about this quilt.
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Data Verification

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yes
verifiedby
Donaldson, Beth
dateverified
2
20
2008
CE

Image Information

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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
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage
InvenNumF075
11396 CW
ImageTypeF076
Color
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Keva
HolderF080a
MSU Board of Trustees
CreditLineF080b
Courtesy of MSU Museum
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