Irish Chain


Quilt Index Record: 42-75-539

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Wisconsin Quilt History Project
InstInvContrNumF004
200

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quilt owner
DateDataF006b
04-08-1989
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Purchased the quilt
interviewerF007e
Witchger, Michelle
locationF007f
Country Inn, Pewaukee/Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OwnerNameF010
Irish Chain
AltNameF011
Three Irish Chains, Triple Irish Chain
BrackmanF011a
1019a
OverallWidthF12a
78.5 in.
OverallLengthF012b
85 in.
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Beige or Tan
Blue or Navy
Brown
Green
Orange
Red
White
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
DateQuiltF023
1901-1929
FamDateF023c
c. 1930's

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Broadcloth
Muslin
FabPrintF037
Checked
Conversation Prints
Floral
Geometric
Multiple scrap
Plaid
Print
Solid/plain
Striped
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
No

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
OtherFabF040a
Muslin
ColorBackingF040b
Cream
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout
Solid/plain

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
UniqueBindF045a
Muslin
ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
Hand sewn
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
DesignF052a
All-over-design
Grid/crosshatch
Grid diamond
DesignF052d
Grid/crosshatch hanging diamonds are quilted in an all over pattern. The size of the grid was determined by the size of the small square print patches. The stitches are small size and even.

Quilt provenance

ProvStateF057d
Indiana (IN)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Purchase
QuiltHistF059
The owner purchased the quilt at a fair in Door County, Wisconsin. The seller was a woman from Boulder/Boulder County, Colorado. She purchased the quilt from St. Louis/St. Louis County, Missouri. The quilt was made in Indiana so it has traveled to many places.

Quilt purposes uses

QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
PresUseF062
Other collection
OthPresUseF062a
Personal collection

Quilt design and materials sources

TopSourceF064
Commercial/Published source: Pattern
PattSourceF065
Public domain
AddNotesF066
Barbara Brackman attributes the pattern "Three Irish Chains" to the Mountain Mist Company. In 1929 Ruth Finley published the " The Triple Irish Chain" in her book, "Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women Who Made Them."

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
SourceInfoF088b
Storck, Lorraine
DateObtainedF088c
04-08-1989

Quiltmaker address

StateF107
Indiana (IN)
CountryF108
United States

Image Information

InvenNumF075
200a
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

File Information

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file_format
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data verification

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verifiedby
Sylvia Adair
dateverified
11
5
2015
CE

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