Rolling Stone Signature Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 4-DB-32

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
International Quilt Study Center
Signature Quilt Pilot Project
InstProjNameF003a
Signature Quilt Project Public Submission
InstInvContrNumF004
2003.003.0241

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Rolling Stone Signature Quilt
AltNameF011
Rolling Stone
BrackmanF011a
1727a,b
OverallWidthF12a
92 inches
OverallLengthF012b
105 inches
PredomColorsF014
Brown
Pink
Red
Yellow
QuiltSpecColorF014a
Turkey Red
TypeInscripF019
Date
Multiple Names
ContInscripF020
1a:Matilda Person ihr Teppich. 1853. 1b:Maria Anna Widert. 1c:Heinrich Schnurman. 1d:Daniel Erdman. 1e:Sarah Matilda Erdman. 2a:Georg Kemmerer. 2b:Peter Widert. 2c:Franklin Stettler. 2d:Maria Wonsitler. 2e:Jacob Erdman. 3a:Elisabeth Kemmerer. 3b:Jacob Schneider. 3c:Johannes Berger. 3d:Benjamin Kemmerer. 3e:Johannes Sell. 4a:Lydia Schneider. 4b:Maria Schneider. 4c:Anna Seider. 4d:Amanda Salady. 4e:E_oelina Sell. 5a:William Schneider. 5b:Catharina Schneider. 5c:Maria Seider. 5d:Peter Hottel. 5e:Morgan T. Person. 6a:No Inscription 6b:Eliza Person. 6c:Abraham Sell. 6d:Thomas Widert. 6e:Mesianna Wieder.
DateInscripF020a
1853
MethodInscripF021
Ink
LocInscripF022
on block
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
OtherExDateF023d
1853
DateInfoF023f
1853 is written on the quilt in block 1a, which is inscribed "Matilda Person ihr Teppich. 1853."

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Unkown, Quiltmaker

Quilt provenance

ProvCountyF057b
Probably Lehigh County
ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown

Quilt design and materials sources

OthTopSourceF064a
Unknown
AddNotesF066
According to census information, Cawley has identified Matilda Person as a 21 year old residing in Upper Milford with her farmer father whose property was worth $6,000 dollars. Cawley's "research of the names inscribed on the Lehigh County fraktur quilts is available at the library of the Lehigh County Historical Society, Hamilton at Fifth, P.O. Box 1548, Allentown, PA 18105-1548. Phone 610-435-1074." In Lest I Shall be Forgotten by Nancy and Donald Roan, they discuss fraktur quilt styles and call them Beddelmann (beggar) quilts.

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnerNameF082a
International Quilt Study Center
OwnerCityF084
Lincoln
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
OwnerZipF087
68583
SourceInfoF088b
Madeleine Roberg

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
Publications: Cawley, Lucinda R. "Ihr Teppich: Quilts and Fraktur." Uncoverings 2004 V.25 11-40. Ewing, Gretchen. Quilts. Allentown: Call Chronicle, 1983. Holstein, Jonathan. American Quilts. Kyoto: Korinsha Co. Ltd., 1976. Holstein, Jonathan. Made To Remember HF Johnson Museum, Cornell. Ithaca: H.F. Johnson Museum-Cornell, 1991. Pg 36. Rogers, Susan. Crazy Like a Quilt. New York: New York Post, 1971. Pg 46. Yokan Kyoto Shimbun. Kyoto: Yukan Kyoto Shimbun, 1976. Exhibitions American Quilts. Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Japan. 7/04/76-08/08/76. Quilts and Ceramics. Museum of Art University of Michagan. 07/10/82-08/22/82. Goethe House, NYC. 09/13/83-10/22/83.

a Essay Historical Background

description
This rolling stone signature quilt contains 29 names. The names all appear to be inscriped by one hand in the fraktur lettering style. For more information on fraktur lettering and quilts see Lucinda Cawley's article "Ihr Teppich: Quilts and Fraktur," in Uncoverings 2004. This quilt is included in Cawley's research.

Image Information

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Restricted
CreditLineF080b
IQSC
CopyRestF080c
IQSC

File Information

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

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