Amish Paint Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 4F-88-181

Administrative Fields

InstProjNameF003a
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association, Texas Quilt Search
InstNameF003
Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
InstInvContrNumF004
tqs_0140

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
Quilt owner
Other
SourceOtherF006a
This quilt was reviewed and documented during the Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association's Phase II of the Texas Quilt Search, 1986-1989. Karey Bresenhan served as quilt historian.
DateDataF006b
1986-1990
RelnQuiltF007
Quiltmaker
Quilt owner
IfQmakerF007a
Made entire quilt
IfQownerF007b
Made the quilt
PartDesF007c
Designed quilt motif
IfOtherF007d
This quilt is owned by the quiltmaker.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Amish Paint Quilt
OwnerNameF010
Amish Paint
OverallWidthF12a
72 in.
OverallLengthF012b
72 in.
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Beige or Tan
Black
Brown
Cream
Gold
Yellow
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
Dark colors
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
1986
DateFinishF023b
1986
FamDateF023c
1986

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
SubjQuiltF025
school house
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing
Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)
Separated by inner and outer sashing (sashing surrounds all sides of all blocks)
NumBlockPatF030
9
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
NumBordersF033
2
BordDescF034
The nine blocks and their outer sashing are framed by two borders: a inner border of solid black and a wider, outer border in different tones of brown, with four corner blocks

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
Machine Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
No
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
UniqueBindF045a
separate bias binding in contrasting color
ConstrucBindF046
Bias grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

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

Quilting description

ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
brown tones
NumStitchedF050
10
NumStitchF051
12
WidthF051a
1/2 - 1 in.
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Grid/crosshatch
Outline
Other
DesignF052b
Cables
Feathering
Floral
Other
DesignF052d
close crosshatch grid on sashing; outline quilting around pieced houses; decorative feathering on borders; hearts, bouquets, leaves, and miniature Amish designs are quilted on architectural elements

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Quiltmaker Mary Ann Herndon used vibrant autumn colors and a original pattern of houses formed by Amish patterns to create this original design.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Herndon, Mary Ann Jackson
QuiltedByF055
Herndon, Mary Ann Jackson

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Houston
ProvCountyF057b
Harris
ProvStateF057d
Texas (TX)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Made by owner
ProvenanceF058a
Mary Ann Herndon of Houston has been exploring the Amish style and palette through a series of original quilts, of which this is one. This is an original adaption of the traditional School House block.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Art or personal expression
QDesignF060b
Artwork/wall hanging
PresUseF062
Artwork/wall hanging

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Purchased new
TopSourceF064
Traditional pattern variation
OthTopSourceF064a
original adaption of the traditional School House block; Amish pallette and style

Exhibition history of quilt

ExhibitListF067a
International Quilt Festival, Houston, 1986; “Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1936-1986,” 16th Annual International Quilt Festival, November, 1990, Houston, Texas.

Contests entered

ContestListF071a
First Place, Interpretive Pieced Division, International Quilt Festival, Houston, 1986

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Herndon, Mary Ann Jackson
OwnerStateF086
Texas (TX)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
SourceInfoF088b
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association, Texas Quilt Search Archives
DateObtainedF088c
1990

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
Bresenhan, Karoline Patterson and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes, Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, Vol. II, 1936-1986 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990), p. 165, 183.

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Jackson
GenderF098
Female
MarriageF099b
1955
EdBkgdF102
degrees from Sam Houston State University and the University of Texas
OccupationF104
Director of Libraries, Spring Branch Independent School district, Houston
BirthplaceCityF098a
Galveston
BirthplaceStateF098b
Texas
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
EnviroF104c
Urban

Quiltmaker address

StateF107
Texas (TX)
CountryF108
United States

Quiltmaker Family history

FatherNameF109
Jackson, [unknown]
SpouseF113
Herndon, [unknown]
OccupationF115
food broker
NoChildF116
3

Quiltmaker personal quilting history

LearnedToQuiltF117
From Class
Self-Taught
WhenQuiltF118
Age 40-49
WhyQuiltF119
Pleasure
OtherF119a
creative outlet and artistic expression

Quiltmakers Membership in quilting group

NameGroupF120
Greater Houston Quilt Guild
LocGroupF121
Houston, Texas

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

NumQuiltsF123
20-50 quilts
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
no
AddNotesF132
Mary Ann Herndon took up quilting around 1979 after hearing Yvonne Porcella speak at her guild.

Other source materials available for quiltmaker

OtherSourceMat
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association, Texas Quilt Search Archives

Image Information

InvenNumF075
tqs_0140.jpg
ImageConF075a
whole quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
positive/transparency
DateF079
1988
CE
photocredit079a1
Sharon Risedorph
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Assistant Director Winedale
CreditLineF080b
Winedale
CopyRestF080c
Winedale P.O. Box 11 Round Top, TX 78954 (979) 278-3530

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jpeg
file_size
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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

data verification

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verifiedby
Adams, Katherine J.
dateverified
8
30
2007
CE

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