Flag Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 4A-7F-720

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives
InstProjNameF003a
The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.
InstInvContrNumF004
53-004-01

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Other
SourceOtherF006a
father of quilt owner
DateDataF006b
10/20/1990

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Flag Quilt
AltNameF011
Original Design
OverallWidthF12a
90 inches
OverallLengthF012b
92 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
White
Red
Blue or Navy
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
OtherLocInscripF022a
May have HQPNJ label on back
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
FamDateF023c
1861
OtherExDateF023d
1861
OtherDateF023e
Erickson, Rita

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Medallion or framed center
NumBlockPatF030
one
BlockStyleF030a
Hexagons
Diamonds

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
No
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Quilt binding

ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
No filling

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Not quilted

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Rated 4 (excellent) on HQPNJ's scale for visual effect.Unique and well made.This striking flag is painstakingly hand stitched of approximately 7,000 tiny hexagons and diamonds.The center medallion containing 34 stars indicates a probable date of 1861 to 1863.The center is similar to the center of a quilt in the collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History that also has a center design of 34 stars and was made in 1861 by a woman whose son was a soldier in the Civil War. 

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Purcell, Ivy

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Atlantic City
ProvCountyF057b
Atlantic
ProvStateF057d
New Jersey (NJ)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
ProvenanceF058a
The maker, Ivy Purcell, was the wife of a doctor.The current owner's grandmother acquired the quilt from the maker. 
QuiltHistF059
Additional documentation, in paper form, filed in repository.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Commemorative

Quilt design and materials sources

TopSourceF064
Unknown

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerStateF086
New Jersey (NJ)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
SourceInfoF088b
HQPNJ Quilt Registration Form
DateObtainedF088c
10/20/1990

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
This quilt was published in HQPNJ's related book "New Jersey Quilts - 1777 to 1950" on page 226.

Quiltmaker personal information

GenderF098
Female

Image Information

InvenNumF075
53- 004-01
ImageConF075a
full view
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
OtherSourceF077a
HQPNJ book
DateF079
10
20
1990
CE
photocredit079a1
Marti Porreca
DigDateF079a
4
2008
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.
CreditLineF080b
The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.
CopyRestF080c
Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections/University Archives, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
DistribRestF080d
Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections/University Archives, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
DisplayResF080e
Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections/University Archives, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
LicenseF080f
Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections/University Archives, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

File Information

function
Image - large display (550 or more 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

verify
yes
verifiedby
Cochran, Rachel
dateverified
1
27
2009
CE

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