Medallion


Quilt Index Record: 46-7A-2C

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
DAR Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Permanent Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
74.290

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Medallion
AltNameF011
Hewson quilt
OverallWidthF12a
97 inches
OverallLengthF012b
99 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Cream
Brown
Red
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Poor/very worn
RepairHistF018
The quilt is encased in crepeline
DateQuiltF023
1800-1849
DateFinishF023b
1800-1810

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Medallion or framed center
NumBordersF033
5
BordDescF034
Rectangular border of print fabric surrounds center design.[8" wide]. Second retangular border of different print fabric [8 1/2" wide].At top and bottom of outer rectangle are strips of a garland print fabric [4 1/2" wide]. Remaining borders run from top to bottom of sides of the quilt: a stip of hanging squares, [9 3/4" wide[, repeat of the fabric used for second rectangle [4 3/4" wide], repeat of garland print [4" wide].

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
Print
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
4
WidthPiecesF042a
27,32,31,7 1/2
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
half inch - one inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
Off white
NumStitchedF050
5
NumStitchF051
8
DesignF052a
Grid diamond

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Block printed vase of flowers with butterfly and 37 floral sprays surrounded by mutiple borders.

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
PHILADELPHIA
ProvStateF057d
Pennsylvania (PA)
ProvCountryF057f
USA
QuiltHistF059
Donor history states it was owned by Tobias Watkins(1780-1855). Fabric printed by John Hewson.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public-Other
OwnerNameF082a
DAR Museum
OwnerCityF084
Washington, DC
OwnerStateF086
Washington D.C.
OwnerCountryF086b
USA
OwnerZipF087
20006

Image Information

InvenNumF075
DARMuseum_74.290[10578].jpg
ImageConF075a
Full view of quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
DAR Museum
CreditLineF080b
DAR Museum
CopyRestF080c
DAR Museum
DistribRestF080d
DAR Museum
DisplayResF080e
DAR Museum
LicenseF080f
DAR Museum

File Information

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Image - medium display (250-550 pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
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

data verification

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yes
verifiedby
Vis, Virginia
dateverified
8
30
2006
CE

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