Pieced String Star


Quilt Index Record: 1F-3E-32

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Mountain Heritage Center
InstProjNameF003a
Southern Appalachian Quilts
InstInvContrNumF004
MHC2003.05.057

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Blood relative of quiltmaker
SourceOtherF006a
Granddaughter
DateDataF006b
2003; 2004
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Inherited

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Pieced String Star
AltNameF011
The Evening Star
BrackmanF011a
3951; pattern variation
OverallWidthF12a
62"
OverallLengthF012b
82"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Black
Blue or Navy
Green
Pink
Red
White
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DamageF016
Discoloration or dyes ran
Stains
Tears or holes
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
OtherExDateF023d
1910 - 1950
OtherDateF023e
Merikay Waldvogel
DateInfoF023f
Variation in fabrics dates from prints of 1910s to cotton plaid flannel backing from the 1950s.

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
20 complete blocks; 22 outer blocks not quite complete
SizeBlockF027
12" x 12" for complete blocks
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
BlockStyleF030a
Squares

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Flannel
Feedsack
Muslin
FabPrintF037
Checked
Feedsack
Floral
Multiple scrap
Plaid
Print
Solid/plain
Striped
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Flannel
OtherFabF040a
Backing is a plaid composed of blue, black, red and cream.
NumPiecesF042
2
WidthPiecesF042a
34 1/2"; 34"
DescBackF043
Hand sewn
Same fabric used throughout

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Flannel
ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
WidthBindF047
half inch - one inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thick (More than 3/16?)

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
white
NumStitchedF050
6
NumStitchF051
4
KnotsF051b
yes
DesignF052a
In-the-ditch
Patches outlined/in the ditch

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Batting is a little lumpy.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Russell, Tempe Jane Burrell
QuiltedByF055
Russell, Tempe Jane Burrell

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Zirconia
ProvCountyF057b
Henderson
ProvStateF057d
North Carolina (NC)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
QuiltHistF059
According to the quilt owner the quiltmaker sometimes used an exact pattern design, and often changed it to accommodate whatever fabric pieces were at hand. Quilting was a hobby as well as a necessity.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Other
OtherF060a
Necessity
QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
PresUseF062
Exhibit
Museum collection
Study or teaching aid

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Feed or flour sacks
Old clothes
Sewing scraps
TopSourceF064
Unknown
PattSourceF065
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

MaidenF097b
Burrell, Tempe Jane
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1889
MarriageF099b
11/07/1909
DeathF100
1980
OccupationF104
Homemaker
BirthplaceCityF098a
Henderson, County
BirthplaceStateF098b
North Carolina
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
EnviroF104c
Rural

Quiltmaker Family history

FatherNameF109
Burrell, Joshua
BplaceF109a
Henderson County, NC
MotherNameF111
Jones, Hulda Jane
BplaceF111a
Henderson County, NC
SpouseF113
Russell, Alfred William
NoChildF116
?
NoFemF116a
1

Quiltmaker personal quilting history

WhyQuiltF119
Necessity
Pleasure

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
SellQuiltF127
no

Image Information

InvenNumF075
I.MHC2003.05.057
ImageConF075a
full image
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
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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file_format
jpeg
file_size
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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
31
2007
CE

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