Star in a Basket


Quilt Index Record: 4C-83-528

Provenance

InstProjNameF003a
Quilts of Tennessee
InstInvContrNumF004
1102
InstInvContrNumF004a
1102a
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
ProvenanceF058a
It is possible that the quilt maker worked on this quilt while recovering from a fractured hip.

History

QuiltTitleF009
Star in a Basket
ProvCountyF057b
Henry
ProvStateF057d
Tennessee (TN)
ProvCountryF057f
USA
DateQuiltF023
1876-1900
OtherExDateF023d
c. 1885
OtherDateF023e
Bets Ramsey
QuiltTopF054
Smith, Dicey Ann Bright
SpouseF113
Smith, A. G.
OccupationF104
Housewife
RelAffF103
Baptist
QuiltedByF055
Smith, Dicey Ann Bright
RelItemsF088a
Quilts of Tennessee by Bets Ramsey and Merikay Waldvogel. Page 73

Additional Quiltmaker Information

MaidenF097b
Bright
GenderF098
Female

Dimensions

OverallWidthF12a
64 inches
OverallLengthF012b
85 inches
SizeBlockF027
10.5 x 10.5 inches
SashWidthF032
4 inches
NumBordersF033
1
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight

Classification

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
SourceMatF063_2
Unknown
TopSourceF064
Traditional pattern variation
PattSourceF065
Unknown
LayFormatF024
Block pattern

Construction

ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
No
PaperF038i
no

Condition

OverCondF015
Good/moderate use

Materials

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
OverallColorF14b
Bright or primary colors
PredomColorsF014
Red
Orange
Blue or Navy
White
QuiltSpecColorF014a
Cheddar Orange or Antimony or Chrome Orange
ArrangeBlockF028
On point or rotated on 45 degrees
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing
Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)
OtherSpaceF029a
Pieced block at sashing intersections
BordDescF034
Pieced borders on four sides (3.5 inches wide) utilize same fabrics but alternate color placement on opposite sides.
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ConstrucBindF046
Front turned to back
FeaturesF053
Block placemnt and design are not uniform, especially at the corners of the quilt. The feathered star on the basket base is unique.

Quilting

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrColorF049b
Blue; Tan
NumStitchedF050
6
DesignF052a
Double parallel lines
Patches outlined/in the ditch
DesignF052d
double crossed lines; single crossed lines

Information source fields

InstNameF003
Tennessee State Library and Archives
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQmakerF007a
Made entire quilt
IfQownerF007b
Inherited

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Image Information

InvenNumF075
1102a
ImageConF075a
quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
DigDateF079a
4
24
2004
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Quilts of Tennessee
CreditLineF080b
Courtesy of Tennessee State Library and Archives
DistribRestF080d
Contact Tennessee State Library and Archives
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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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