Album


Quilt Index Record: 4-DB-33

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
International Quilt Study Center
Signature Quilt Pilot Project
InstProjNameF003a
Signature Quilt Project Public Submission
InstInvContrNumF004
2007.001.0002

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Album
AltNameF011
Album
OverallWidthF12a
83.5 inches
OverallLengthF012b
83.8 inches
TypeInscripF019
Multiple Names
Place
ContInscripF020
1a: Abagail Hieks 1b: Mary E. Adsit 1c: Deborah Butts 1d: Mariett Boyce 1e: Emma L. Story Brooklyn 1f: Hannah Butts 2a: Elizabeth Story Brooklyn 2b: M C 2c: Mrs. J. Cronkhite 2d: Anar Tompkins 2e: Mary C. Hieks 2f: Sarah E. Story Brooklyn 3a: Mrs. Rowland Story/Brooklyn 3b: Deborah Butts 3e: Ca__terine J. Moore 3f: Ber___e Wright 4a: Matilda Travis 4b: Jane M Puffer 4e: Mrs. G. W. Haight 4f: Laura Leutt 5a: Philura Story 5b: Emma Gale. 5c: Mary J. Rider 5d: Celia Weed 5e: Mary J Palmer 5f: Amy H Mallow 6a: Mrs. Gale 6b: Carrie Butts 6c: Elizabeth Tompkins 6d: Eliza Gregory 6e: Ch_____ie Story Brooklyn L.F. 6f: Hannah Butts Center Medallion: Susan Boots
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
Ink
LocInscripF022
on block
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
OtherExDateF023d
1850-1875

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Medallion or framed center

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Unknown, Quiltmaker

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Possibly made in Brooklyn
QuiltHistF059
Purchased from Jewett-Berdan in 2007. Jewett-Berdan notes that the quilt descended in her husband's family and was made for a member of the Harris family.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown

Quilt design and materials sources

OthTopSourceF064a
Unknown
AddNotesF066
This album quilt has very charming block designs that vary in their skill level. The differences in skill seem to indicate that there were several quilt makers. The quilt also contains a mixture of inked and embroidered names which typically indicates multiple quilters. The names on the quilt that are legible all belong to females. The center medallion contains the name Susan Boots. At this time nothing is known about her. The two most common last names are Story, with six names, and Butts, with five names. According to the 1880 census,Mrs. Rowland Story may be Melinda Story of Brooklyn whose husband is Rowland Story, daughter is Sarah E. Story(also on the quilt) and her son is George H. Story.

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
Atkins, Jacqueline M. and Phyllis A. Tepper. New York Beauties: Quilts from the Empire State. Dutton Studio, 1992. Pg. 28.

a Essay Historical Background

description
This collaborative album quilt contains 33 names. Five, all with the last name of Story, are identified on the quilt as being from Brooklyn.

Image Information

AccessF080
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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