Friendship Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 4B-82-D02

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
North Carolina Museum of History
InstProjNameF003a
North Carolina Quilt Project
InstInvContrNumF004
BB6
InstInvContrNumF004a
BB006

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
12
SizeBlockF027
20" x 20.5"
SpacingF029
Other
OtherSpaceF029a
Piped sashing, pink cotton; Hand sewn
BlockStyleF030a
Sampler
SashWidthF032
1/8"
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
Single appliqued border; Pink, green and orange appliqué on natural color cotton; 7", 7.5", 8"

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Relative of quiltmaker
SourceOtherF006a
Great nephew
DateDataF006b
01-04-1986; Lester Building, Raeford, NC
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Inherited

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OwnerNameF010
Friendship Quilt
AltNameF011
Friendship Quilt
OverallWidthF12a
77"
OverallLengthF012b
97"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Rounded
PredomColorsF014
Orange
Green
Yellow
Pink
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DamageF016
Fading
TypeInscripF019
Other
Signature
Date
OtherTypeInscripF019a
Location
ContInscripF020
Names of friends, location, dates
MethodInscripF021
Stamped
Ink
OtherMethodInscripF021a
Hand drawn
LocInscripF022
on block
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
FamDateF023c
1855
OtherExDateF023d
1855
OtherDateF023e
CJ, Norma Breakiron

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
Print
UniqueF037b
Fugitive dye
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Other
OtherFabF040a
Domestic; Natural color
ColorBackingF040b
Beige or Tan
WidthPiecesF042a
25"
DescBackF043
Solid/plain
Hand sewn

Quilt binding

UniqueBindF045a
Pink/red print binding
ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
Front turned to back
Hand sewn
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
1/4"

Quilt batting

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

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Single thread
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchedF050
20
NumStitchF051
20
DesignF052a
Other
DesignF052d
Follows top design

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Friends made square and wrote poems on each square

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
McCallum, Laura
QuiltedByF055
McCallum, Laura

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Roland
ProvCountyF057b
Robeson County
ProvStateF057d
North Carolina (NC)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Sewing scraps
Purchased new
TopSourceF064
Unknown

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerCityF084
Red Springs
OwnerCountyF085
Robeson County
OwnerStateF086
North Carolina (NC)
OwnerZipF087
28377

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
Appeared in the book "North Carolina Quilts"; plate 5-1, 5-2.

Quiltmaker personal information

GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
Unknown
DeathF100
Unknown
EthnicF101
Highland Scot
RelAffF103
Presbyterian
OccupationF104
At home, 2000 acre farm
BirthplaceCityF098a
Roland, Robeson County
BirthplaceStateF098b
North Carolina
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States

Quiltmaker address

CountyF106
Robeson County
CityF106a
Roland
StateF107
North Carolina (NC)
CountryF108
United States

Quiltmaker Family history

FatherNameF109
McCallum, John
MotherNameF111
Brown, Loveday
SpouseF113
Not married

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

AddNotesF132
Unknown if quiltmaker made other quilts; Quiltmaker was one of three spinster sisters of wealthy plantation with many servants.

Other source materials available for quiltmaker

OtherSourceMat
Unknown photo

Image Information

ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
SourceSizeF078
35 mm
DateF079
1
4
1986
CE
photocredit079a1
Mena, Michael
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
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