Dresden Plate


Quilt Index Record: 4D-85-2EB

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
University of Rhode Island
InstProjNameF003a
Rhode Island Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
733

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quilt owner
Relative of quiltmaker
SourceOtherF006a
Granddaughter-in-law
DateDataF006b
04/30/1994
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Inherited

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Dresden Plate
OverallWidthF12a
79 inches
OverallLengthF012b
78 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Orange
White
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DamageF016
Fading
Wear to edge or binding
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
OtherExDateF023d
1930-1931

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
16
SizeBlockF027
16 3/4 inches x 16 3/4 inches; 13 3/4 inch diameter of plates
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by inner and outer sashing (sashing surrounds all sides of all blocks)
NumBlockPatF030
1
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
SashWidthF032
2 1/2-2 1/4 inches

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Multiple scrap
Floral
Print
UniqueF037b
Roller printed
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Blanket, buttonhole, or other decorative applique stitch
Hand Applique
EmbellTechF038f
No
PaperF038i
no
EmbMatF039
Can?t tell

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
OtherFabF040a
Feedsacks
ColorBackingF040b
White
NumPiecesF042
4 large pieces plus smaller filler pieces
WidthPiecesF042a
4 pieces 35 x 36 inches
DescBackF043
Solid/plain

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
Machine sewn
Home cut
Hand sewn
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cannot tell
BattLoftF048a
Medium (3/16?)

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Single
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchedF050
unspecified
DesignF052a
Other
DesignF052d
Sunburst within each square radiating from center of plate.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Trottier, Marie
QuiltedByF055
Trottier, Marie
OthPeopleF056
Trottier, Alice
Trottier, Irene

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Central Falls
ProvStateF057d
Rhode Island (RI)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
ProvenanceF058a
Given to owner by her mother-in-law, the quiltmaker.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Home decoration
QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
PresUseF062
Bedding, daily use
OthPresUseF062a
Used in the beach home of the family during the summer.

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Traded for
Sewing scraps
TopSourceF064
Public domain/traditional pattern
PattSourceF065
Unknown

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Bernier
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1874
MarriageF099b
1895
DeathF100
1961
EthnicF101
French Canadian
EdBkgdF102
Eighth Grade
RelAffF103
Roman Catholic
BirthplaceStateF098b
Maine
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States

Quiltmaker Family history

FatherNameF109
Bernier, unknown
EthBkgrndF110
French Canadian
MotherNameF111
Bernier, unknown
EthBkgrndF112
French Canadian
SpouseF113
Trottier, Napoleon
EthBkgrndF114
French Canadian
OccupationF115
Grocery store owner
NoChildF116
8
NoFemF116a
2
NoMaleF116b
6

Quiltmaker personal quilting history

LearnedToQuiltF117
From Relative
WhenQuiltF118
Age 11-19
WhyQuiltF119
Pleasure

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

NumQuiltsF123
20-50 quilts
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
only informally
AddNotesF132
Quiltmaker kept a quilt frame set up at all times and worked at it until the age of 65.

Other source materials available for quiltmaker

OtherSourceMat
Image of the quiltmaker in the mid-twentieth century.

Image Information

ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Print
OtherSourceF077a
slide
SourceSizeF078
4" x 6"
DateF079
4
30
1994
CE
photocredit079a1
RIQDP
DigDateF079a
4
23
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

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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
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

data verification

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yes
verifiedby
Welters, Linda
dateverified
3
7
2010
CE

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