Bowtie


Quilt Index Record: 1F-3E-17

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Mountain Heritage Center
InstProjNameF003a
Southern Appalachian Quilts
InstInvContrNumF004
MHC99.02.001

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quilt owner
DateDataF006b
1999; 2004
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Inherited

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Bowtie
AltNameF011
Necktie; Friendship; Album
BrackmanF011a
1376; pattern variation
OverallWidthF12a
74 3/4"
OverallLengthF012b
65 1/4"
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Turquoise or Teal
Red
Pink
Orange
Lavender
Green
Blue or Navy
Black
Beige or Tan
White
Yellow
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Very good/almost new
TypeInscripF019
Signature
Multiple Names
Date
ContInscripF020
Row 1: no names Row 2: Eva T. Sarah Gibson 1937 Mr. & Mrs. Marshall. M Floy L Marshal M Maggie Roland John R Myrtle Mathews Row 3: Davio Matis Ethal Mathis Maudie Dowdle Gennie Cunningham. April, 1937 Clara Beck April. 1937 Belle Brown April. 1937 Maxine Beck April. 1937 Nelson Addie Lilian. M Row 4: Elsie Rowland 1937 L&R Bessie Beck Tilson Beck Mr. and Mrs. J.E.R Florance B Flora P Ben P Row5: L.A.P. Laura Mathis Winnie Mathis Edna Beck Jarvis Beck Ruth Beck
DateInscripF020a
1937
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
OtherMethodInscripF021a
pencil
LocInscripF022
on block
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
OtherExDateF023d
1930-1950
OtherDateF023e
Merikay Waldvogel
DateInfoF023f
Quilt top has date of April 1937, however, owners great aunt completed the quilt by stitching it to a single-piece back at a later date.

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
SubjQuiltF025
Friendship
NumBlockF026
25 full blocks; 5 half blocks on one side
SizeBlockF027
13" x 13"
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
BlockStyleF030a
Squares

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Print
Plaid
Novelty
Multiple scrap
Floral
Dotted
Checked
Solid/plain
Striped
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
Yes
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
PaperF038i
no
EmbMatF039
Cotton thread

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
4
WidthPiecesF042a
38 3/4"; 35; 38 3/4"; 35
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout
Print

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
UniqueBindF045a
bias tape
ConstrucBindF046
Bias grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cannot tell
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
white
NumStitchedF050
6
NumStitchF051
9
WidthF051a
1 1/4
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Single parallel lines
DesignF052c
Parallel lines

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Backing is red floral print in a loosely woven yardage, but is not a printed feed sack.

Quiltmaker identification

MakerGroupNameF097
Tow String Church
QuiltTopF054
Tow String Church, Women
QuiltedByF055
Great Aunt, of donor

Quilt provenance

ProvCountyF057b
Swain
ProvStateF057d
North Carolina (NC)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
ProvenanceF058a
Inherited from father
QuiltHistF059
Donor’s father grew up on land that is now part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When the government dispossessed those folks, donor’s grandfather helped negotiate the agreement involving the relocation of the Tow String Church. This church was "unbuilt" and moved, then rebuilt board-by-board in its newly designated location. As a going away present for the pastor, the women of the church pieced him a quilt top, including embroidering names of their family members onto their patches. At least one patch carries the date of April 1937. The church was no longer allowed to be used by members except for a once-a-year homecoming in August. When the pastor later died, his widow sent the quilt top to donor’s father, feeling it would mean more to a Tow String descendant than to her family. One of donor’s great aunts completed the quilt by stitching it to a single-piece back.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Gift or presentation
QDesignF060bPresUseF062
Study or teaching aid
Museum collection
Exhibit

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Unknown
TopSourceF064
Unknown

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
OwnerNameF082a
Mountain Heritage Center Western Carolina University
OwnerCityF084
Cullowhee
OwnerCountyF085
Jackson
OwnerStateF086
North Carolina (NC)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
OwnerZipF087
28723

Quiltmaker personal information

GenderF098
Group
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
EnviroF104c
Rural

Quiltmaker address

CountryF108

Image Information

InvenNumF075
I.MHC99.02.001
ImageConF075a
full image
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
SourceSizeF078
2" x 2"
DateF079
2
2004
CE
photocredit079a1
Tim Barnwell
DigDateF079a
7
2007
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Mountain Heritage Center
CreditLineF080b
Use Restricted
CopyRestF080c
Mountain Heritage Center 828.227.7129
DistribRestF080d
Mountain Heritage Center 828.227.7129
DisplayResF080e
Mountain Heritage Center 828.227.7129
LicenseF080f
Mountain Heritage Center 828.227.7129

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function
Image - large display (550 or more pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
file_size
856K
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

data verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Costa, Leslie
dateverified
8
30
2007
CE

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