Dutchman's Puzzle


Quilt Index Record: 42-75-B2

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Wisconsin Quilt History Project
InstInvContrNumF004
A565

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Daughter of quiltmaker
Quilt owner
DateDataF006b
08-07-2010
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Inherited
Received as a gift
locationF007f
Milwaukee Art Museum

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Dutchman's Puzzle
BrackmanF011a
1339a
OverallWidthF12a
77.5 in.
OverallLengthF012b
92.5 in.
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Burgundy
Cream
Gold
Green
Pink
White
Yellow
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DamageF016
Stains
DateQuiltF023
1950-1975

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
80
SizeBlockF027
8.5 x 8.5 in.
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
NumBlockPatF030
1
BlockStyleF030a
Triangles
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
2 in and 3 in. varies

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Cotton or polyester blend
FabricTypeF036
Broadcloth
FabPrintF037
Checked
Floral
Geometric
Multiple scrap
Paisley
Plaid
Solid/plain
Striped
UniqueF037b
linen look, woven plaids
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
No

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Beige or Tan
NumPiecesF042
2
WidthPiecesF042a
38 in. 40.5 in
DescBackF043
Machine sewn

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
WidthBindF047
greater than one inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton or polyester blend

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrColorF049b
white
NumStitchedF050
8
WidthF051a
varies - .25 in from seams
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Echo
Outline

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Gant, Mildred Thrower
QuiltedByF055
Gant, Mildred Thrower

Quilt provenance

ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
ProvenanceF058a
Mildred said she wanted Lilly to have quilts when she died.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Art or personal expression
Personal enjoyment
QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Old clothes
Purchased new
Sewing scraps
TopSourceF064
Public domain/traditional pattern
PattSourceF065
Public domain

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerStateF086
Wisconsin (WI)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
SourceInfoF088b
Taylor, Lillie
DateObtainedF088c
08-07-2010

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Thrower
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
11-29-1917
DeathF100
c.2006
EthnicF101
African American
EdBkgdF102
middle school
RelAffF103
Baptist
OccupationF104
ran a day care center
BirthplaceCityF098a
Monroe Parish
BirthplaceStateF098b
Louisiana
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
EnviroF104c
Urban

Quiltmaker Family history

SpouseF113
Gray, Robert
EthBkgrndF114
African American
NoChildF116
2
NoFemF116a
2

Quiltmaker personal quilting history

LearnedToQuiltF117
From Friend
WhenQuiltF118
Age 11-19
WhyQuiltF119
Gifts
Necessity
Pleasure

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
SellQuiltF127
yes
PriceF128
A couple of quilts were sold.
TeachF129
only informally
AddNotesF132
She was constantly quilting. At age 79, Mildred had an accident in which she lost an eye. She never quilted after the accident. Mildred had a brain tumor (benign) which caused headaches but she continued to quilt. She taught women in church to quilt.

Image Information

InvenNumF075
A565a
ImageConF075a
quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
DateF079
8
7
2010
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_medium
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file_format
jpeg

data verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Sylvia Adair
dateverified
6
23
2011
CE

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