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Quilt Index Record: 4B-82-389

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
North Carolina Museum of History
InstProjNameF003a
North Carolina Quilt Project
InstInvContrNumF004
CA57
InstInvContrNumF004a
CA057

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
6
SizeBlockF027
23" x 23.5"
SpacingF029
Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)
OtherSpaceF029a
Triple sashing: 1" each, blue, red, blue; Nine-patch at intersection
SashWidthF032
3.25" total
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
7.5" border: heart and swag with flower bud applique

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Relative of quiltmaker
SourceOtherF006a
Great granddaughter
DateDataF006b
01-11-1986; Aldersgate Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, NC
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Inherited

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OwnerNameF010
Unknown
AltNameF011
Flower Applique
OverallWidthF12a
74"
OverallLengthF012b
88"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Green
Yellow
Blue or Navy
Red
Pink
OverCondF015
Very good/almost new
RepairHistF018
Unused; Unwashed
FamDateF023c
Circa 1850
OtherExDateF023d
Unknown
OtherDateF023e
Sullivan, Kathy

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Home dyed?
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Other
OtherFabF040a
Uneven dyed blue plaid; Vertical seams; Horizontal seams
ColorBackingF040b
Blue or Navy
NumPiecesF042
11
WidthPiecesF042a
See sketch for sizes

Quilt binding

UniqueBindF045a
Applied binding; Two-step; Navy
ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
Hand sewn
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
1/4"

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Medium (3/16")

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Single thread
ThrColorF049b
Yellow, brown, pink, red
NumStitchedF050
14
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Outline
Echo
DesignF052d
Outline and echo

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Conservation report on this quilt is in the NCQP archives

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Shoffner, Nancy Spoon
QuiltedByF055
Shoffner, Nancy Spoon

Quilt provenance

ProvCountyF057b
Alamance County
ProvStateF057d
North Carolina (NC)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
ProvenanceF058a
Owner thinks quilt was for hope chest or special occasion of some sort
QuiltHistF059
Quilt was never used to the knowledge of present owner. It remained in the same house from around 1870 to 1976.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Other

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Purchased new
TopSourceF064
Unknown

Exhibition history of quilt

ExhibitListF067a
North Carolina Quilts: Selections from the NC Quilt Project, NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC February 1 - June 11, 1989

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerCityF084
Chapel Hill
OwnerCountyF085
Orange County
OwnerStateF086
North Carolina (NC)
OwnerZipF087
27514

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
Appeared in the book "North Carolina Quilts"; plate 3-25. Two sketches on documentation sheet.

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Stafford
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1834
DeathF100
1906
EthnicF101
English, German
RelAffF103
Born: Quaker; Died: Methodist
OccupationF104
Apprenticed as a tailor, homemaker, farm operator
BirthplaceCityF098a
Alamance County
BirthplaceStateF098b
North Carolina
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States

Quiltmaker address

CountyF106
Alamance County
StateF107
North Carolina (NC)
CountryF108
United States

Quiltmaker Family history

FatherNameF109
Stafford, Frederick
MotherNameF111
Huff, Nancy
BplaceF111a
In an area that's now probably Alamance County
SpouseF113
Spoon, George Monroe
Shoffner, Michael
OccupationF115
First: Farmer; Second: Farmer, horse breeder
NoChildF116
1
NoMaleF116b
1

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

AddNotesF132
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Other source materials available for quiltmaker

OtherSourceMat
Photo of quiltmaker at Meadowlawn Farm, Alamance County

Image Information

ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
positive/transparency
SourceSizeF078
35 mm; 4" x 5"
DateF079
1
11
1986
CE
photocredit079a1
North Carolina Quilt Project
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
North Carolina Museum of History
CreditLineF080b
North Carolina Quilt Project
CopyRestF080c
North Carolina Museum of History

File Information

Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
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Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

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