Flower Garden


Quilt Index Record: 4B-82-AE8

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
North Carolina Museum of History
InstProjNameF003a
North Carolina Quilt Project
InstInvContrNumF004
FA39
InstInvContrNumF004a
FA039

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
One patch or allover
NumBlockF026
99 blocks, 10 half blocks
SizeBlockF027
9.5" x 11"
SpacingF029
Separated by other sashing
OtherSpaceF029a
Blocks set to each other with green; Hand sewn set
BlockStyleF030a
Hexagons
SashWidthF032
None
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
Single 1.25" green cotton border, pieced

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Relative of quiltmaker
SourceOtherF006a
Grandson
DateDataF006b
12-02-1985; St. James Episcopal Church, Hendersonville, NC
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Received as a gift

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OwnerNameF010
Flower Garden
AltNameF011
Grandmother's Flower Garden
BrackmanF011a
160
OverallWidthF12a
89.5"
OverallLengthF012b
95"
PredomColorsF014
Green
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DamageF016
Other
OtherDamageF016a
Unspecified damage
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
OtherExDateF023d
Mid 1930s
OtherDateF023e
Battle, Martha

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
Print
UniqueF037b
Various colors
ConstrucF038
Other Piecing

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Other
ColorBackingF040b
Green
NumPiecesF042
2
WidthPiecesF042a
9.25", 80"
DescBackF043
Solid/plain
Hand sewn

Quilt binding

UniqueBindF045a
No binding
ConstrucBindF046
Other

Quilt batting

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

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Single thread
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchedF050
8
NumStitchF051
Uneven
KnotsF051b
yes
DesignF052a
Other
DesignF052d
Follows top design

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Knots on front and back

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Gussman, Flora
QuiltedByF055
Shuping, Margaret

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Elgin
ProvCountyF057b
Kane County
ProvStateF057d
Illinois (IL)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Gift
ProvenanceF058a
Gift for grandson

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Gift or presentation

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Sewing scraps
TopSourceF064
Unknown

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerCityF084
Fletcher
OwnerCountyF085
Henderson County
OwnerStateF086
North Carolina (NC)
OwnerZipF087
28732

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Schmitt
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1891
DeathF100
1973
EthnicF101
German
RelAffF103
Roman Catholic
OccupationF104
Housewife
BirthplaceCityF098a
Baden-Baden
BirthplaceCountryF098d
Germany

Quiltmaker address

CountyF106
Kane County
CityF106a
Elgin
StateF107
Illinois (IL)
CountryF108
United States

Quiltmaker Family history

FatherNameF109
Schmitt, Emil
BplaceF109a
Germany
SpouseF113
Gussman, Fred
OccupationF115
Electrical engineer
NoChildF116
1

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

AddNotesF132
Made other quilts, Denver, CO, Atlanta, GA, Elgin, IL; Children: Walter Gussman

Other source materials available for quiltmaker

OtherSourceMat
Photo of quiltmaker, in family records

Image Information

ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
SourceSizeF078
35 mm
DateF079
12
2
1985
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

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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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