Single/Double Irish Chain (variation)


Quilt Index Record: 42-75-531

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Wisconsin Quilt History Project
InstInvContrNumF004
196

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Blood relative of quiltmaker
Other
SourceOtherF006a
Great-granddaughter of the quilt maker
DateDataF006b
04-08-1989
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Inherited
interviewerF007e
Hood, N.
locationF007f
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
AltNameF011
Single/Double Irish Chain (variation)
BrackmanF011a
1014
OverallWidthF12a
66 in.
OverallLengthF012b
84.5 in.
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Red
White
OverallColorF14b
Two color
DamageF016
Other
OtherDamageF016a
used and damaged
DateQuiltF023
1876-1900
FamDateF023c
c. 1888
DateInfoF023f
Mrs. Whitney was approximately 67 years of age when the quilt was made.

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
24 rectangular pattern blocks
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
NumBlockPatF030
1
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
A single white solid/plain outer border measures 4 in. wide.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Silk
Wool
FabricTypeF036
Broadcloth
Satin
FabPrintF037
Checked
Dotted
Print
Solid/plain
Striped
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
White
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout
Solid/plain

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Hand sewn
Home cut
Separate binding applied
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cannot tell

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
DesignF052a
Double parallel lines
Grid/crosshatch
Grid diamond
Outline
DesignF052b
Cables
DesignF052c
Grid/crosshatch
DesignF052d
Every large white solid/plain side of the pattern blocks has a quilted motif made from two overlapping ellipses with double parallel lines. Every small square has crossing lines through the center in a hanging diamonds pattern. The border is quilted with a cable pattern. Stitches are small.

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
A unique variation of the Double Irish Chain pattern. Irish Chain consists of two blocks, one a checkerboard (in this case with 16 small squares) and an alternate block with a large unpieced center square and corner squares to match the checkerboard. In this variation, the quilter has only sewn the smaller squares on two sides of the alternate block, instead of the usual four. The hand stitching is evaluated by interviewer as excellent.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Whitney, Jane Rogers
QuiltedByF055
Whitney, Jane Rogers

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Stevens Point
ProvCountyF057b
Portage
ProvStateF057d
Wisconsin (WI)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
ProvenanceF058a
Great-granddaughter inherited quilt through her mother.

Quilt purposes uses

QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
PresUseF062
Keepsake/memento

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Old clothes
OthSourceF063a
Shirt scraps
TopSourceF064
Original to maker
PattSourceF065
Original to maker

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
SourceInfoF088b
Hood, Nancy
DateObtainedF088c
04-08-1989

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Rogers
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1821
MarriageF099b
abt. 1840
DeathF100
1889
RelAffF103
First Baptist
BirthplaceCityF098a
Whitney/Northumberland
BirthplaceProvF098c
New Brunswick
BirthplaceCountryF098d
Canada
EnviroF104c
Rural

Quiltmaker address

CountyF106
Portage
CityF106a
Stevens Point
StateF107
Wisconsin (WI)
CountryF108
United States

Quiltmaker Family history

FatherNameF109
Rogers, Anthony
MotherNameF111
Rogers, Hannah
SpouseF113
Whitney Sr., George W.
NoChildF116
9

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

AddNotesF132
Mrs. Whitney's parents lived in New Brunswick, Canada. Two of her children died at the ages of 12 and 16 from small pox. Other quilts have been documented in the Quilt Index under her name at #194, #195 & #197. Her daughter (West, Emma Grace Whitney) has quilts documented in the Quilt Index at #198 & #199.

Image Information

InvenNumF075
196a
ImageConF075a
quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
DateF079
4
8
1989
CE
DigDateF079a
4
1
2013
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
CopyRestF080c
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
DistribRestF080d
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
DisplayResF080e
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
LicenseF080f
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

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2015
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