Flower Garden


Quilt Index Record: 1F-3E-31

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Mountain Heritage Center
InstProjNameF003a
Southern Appalachian Quilts
InstInvContrNumF004
MHC96.07.001

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Daughter of quiltmaker
DateDataF006b
1996; 2004
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Inherited

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Flower Garden
OwnerNameF010
Grandmother's Flower Garden
AltNameF011
Wheel of Life; Old Fashioned Flower Garden; Garden Walk
BrackmanF011a
160 l
OverallWidthF12a
75"
OverallLengthF012b
90"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Brown
Burgundy
Green
Orange
Pink
Red
Yellow
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DamageF016
Other
OtherDamageF016a
Two small areas of dark residue on back.
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
FamDateF023c
1970s
OtherExDateF023d
Post 1975
OtherDateF023e
Merikay Waldvogel

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
One patch or allover
SizeBlockF027
1" hexagon patch

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Cotton or polyester blend
FabricTypeF036
Feedsack
FabPrintF037
Feedsack
Floral
Geometric
Paisley
Print
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
No
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Cream
NumPiecesF042
2
WidthPiecesF042a
38 1/2" each
DescBackF043
Machine sewn
Same fabric used throughout
Solid/plain

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
UniqueBindF045a
Unbleached muslin
ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
Hand sewn
WidthBindF047
half inch - one inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton or polyester blend
BattLoftF048a
Medium (3/16?)

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchedF050
5
NumStitchF051
5
WidthF051a
2 1/4"
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
In-the-ditch

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Quiltmaker's identification tag is sewn on quilt. Also, backing fabric is written on in green pencil with the number "484" (underlined).

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Cagle, Ruby Green
QuiltedByF055
Cagle, Ruby Green

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Cullowhee
ProvCountyF057b
Jackson
ProvStateF057d
North Carolina (NC)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
QuiltHistF059
At quiltmaker's death the family distributed over 100 quilts made by her.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Personal enjoyment
QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
PresUseF062
Exhibit
Museum collection
Study or teaching aid

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Feed or flour sacks
Purchased new
TopSourceF064
Unknown
PattSourceF065
Unknown
AddNotesF066
Quiltmaker's passion was for old patterns such as Flower Garden.

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

MaidenF097b
Green, Ruby
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
01/22/1915
MarriageF099b
1936
DeathF100
1996
RelAffF103
Baptist
OccupationF104
Homemaker
BirthplaceCityF098a
Jackson County
BirthplaceStateF098b
North Carolina
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
EnviroF104c
Rural

Quiltmaker Family history

FatherNameF109
Green, Estes
MotherNameF111
Green, Elanora
SpouseF113
Cagle, Frank
NoChildF116
1
NoFemF116a
1

Quiltmaker personal quilting history

LearnedToQuiltF117
From Relative
WhenQuiltF118
Under 10 years of age
WhyQuiltF119
Necessity
Pleasure

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
SellQuiltF127
yes
TeachF129
only informally
FavesF130
Had passion for old patterns.
AddNotesF132
Throughout her life quiltmaker loved to quilt. Everywhere she went she would carry a little bag with scissors, thread, needle, thimble, quilt pieces. She was an expert at cutting out quilt pieces from material until the only thing left would be strings. Quiltmaker remarked about how she and her mother would sew together small pieces to get a section large enough to make a quilt piece. Quiltmaker was the 7th of 11 children and learned to sew and quilt at an early age.

Image Information

InvenNumF075
I.MHC96.07.001
ImageConF075a
full image
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
SourceSizeF078
2" x 2"
DateF079
2
2004
CE
photocredit079a1
Tim Barnwell
DigDateF079a
10
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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jpeg
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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

data verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Costa, Leslie
dateverified
10
25
2007
CE

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