Tree of Life


Quilt Index Record: 46-7A-42

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
DAR Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Permanent Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
81.43

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Tree of Life
AltNameF011
Whole cloth
OverallWidthF12a
91 inches
OverallLengthF012b
95 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Pink
Green
Brown
White
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Fair/worn
RepairHistF018
Binding is machine sewn and probably a repair.
DateQuiltF023
1800-1849
DateFinishF023b
ca. 1810

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Wholecloth
BlockStyleF030a
None
NumBordersF033
2
BordDescF034
Stuffed undulating continuous vine with grapes surrounds central Tree design. Appliqued grass surrounds outer edge.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Linen
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique

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
white
NumStitchedF050
8
NumStitchF051
10
DesignF052b
Fans
Feathering
Floral
Vines
DesignF052c
Stipple

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Center of quilt features appliqued Tree of Life design which is stuffed and flanked by two appliqued long-tailed birds. See DAR 84.83 for another quilt that uses the same fabric.

Quilt provenance

ProvStateF057d
Maryland (MD)
ProvCountryF057f
USA

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown

Exhibition history of quilt

ExhibitListF067a
Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia DAR Museum Washington, D.C. Oct. 3, 2014 – Sept. 5. 2015

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_81.43[12485].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)
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image
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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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Vis, Virginia
dateverified
8
30
2006
CE

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