Single Irish Chain


Quilt Index Record: 4D-85-200

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
University of Rhode Island
InstProjNameF003a
Rhode Island Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
502
InstInvContrNumF004a
RIHS 1958.21.1

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quilt owner
Quilt collector
DateDataF006b
04/05/1993
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
Quilt collector
IfQownerF007b
Other
IfOtherF007d
Rhode Island Historical Society provided information given to them by the donor.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Single Irish Chain
OverallWidthF12a
147 inches
OverallLengthF012b
94 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
T-cutout
PredomColorsF014
Red
Brown
Blue or Navy
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DamageF016
Stains
DateQuiltF023
1800-1849
FamDateF023c
1842-1846
OtherExDateF023d
1800-1825

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
72
SizeBlockF027
8 1/2-9 inches x 8 1/2-9 inches
ArrangeBlockF028
On point or rotated on 45 degrees
SpacingF029
Alternating with plain squares
Side by side
NumBlockPatF030
1
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
Plain brown border on three sides with corner cut out for four-poster bed. 16 5/8 inches wide on the sides and 21 3/4 inches wide on the bottom.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Wool
FabricTypeF036
Glazed
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Calamanco
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
No
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Linen
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
White
NumPiecesF042
2
DescBackF043
Hand sewn

Quilt binding

ConstrucBindF046
Edges turned in/ no separate binding

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Single
ThrColorF049b
White, Blue, & Brown
NumStitchedF050
6 per inch
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Other
All-over-design
DesignF052d
Concentric Cirlces

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Not only are the corners in a T-cut out design, but the corners of the central part of the quilt have been cut into to increase the separation.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Staples, Lavina Leavitt
QuiltedByF055
Staples, Lavina Leavitt

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Auburn
ProvStateF057d
Maine (ME)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Other
ProvenanceF058a
Donated to the Rhode Island Historical Society in 1958 by Sarah Staples, the quiltmaker's granddaughter.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown
QDesignF060b
Unknown
PresUseF062
Museum collection

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Unknown
TopSourceF064
Public domain/traditional pattern
PattSourceF065
Public domain

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
OwnerNameF082a
Rhode Island Historical Society
OwnerCityF084
Providence
OwnerStateF086
Rhode Island (RI)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
OwnerZipF087
02906
SourceInfoF088b
www.rihs.org

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Leavitt
GenderF098
Female
MarriageF099b
1842
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States

Quiltmaker Family history

SpouseF113
Staples, Azel

Image Information

ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Print
OtherSourceF077a
slide
SourceSizeF078
4" x 6"
DateF079
4
5
1993
CE
photocredit079a1
RIQDP
DigDateF079a
4
16
2009
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Linda Welters
CreditLineF080b
Linda Welters
CopyRestF080c
Linda Welters, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, University of Rhode Island
DistribRestF080d
Linda Welters
DisplayResF080e
Linda Welters
LicenseF080f
Linda Welters

File Information

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Image - medium display (250-550 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
Welters, Linda
dateverified
11
11
2009
CE

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