Rose of Sharon Sampler-detail


Quilt Index Record: 4F-88-193

Administrative Fields

InstProjNameF003a
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association, Texas Quilt Search
InstNameF003
Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
InstInvContrNumF004
tqs_0114

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
Quilt owner
Other
SourceOtherF006a
This quilt was documented during the Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association's Phase II of the Texas Quilt Search, 1986-1989. Karey Bresenhan served as quilt historian.
DateDataF006b
1986-1989
RelnQuiltF007
Participated in design of the quilt
Quiltmaker
Quilt owner
IfQmakerF007a
Participated in group quilting
Quilted or tied the top
Other
IfQownerF007b
Received as a gift
PartDesF007c
Other
IfOtherF007d
Kathleen McCrady, the present owner of this quilt, helped piece and applique it, then added the borders and swags and did the quilting.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OwnerNameF010
Rose of Sharon Sampler-detail
AltNameF011
Friendship Quilt
OverallWidthF12a
98 in.
OverallLengthF012b
104 in.
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Green
Red
Turquoise or Teal
Yellow
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
Bright or primary colors
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
1982
DateFinishF023b
1988
FamDateF023c
1982/83 - 1987/88
DateInfoF023f
sampler blocks pieced 1982/83; borders added and top quilted in 1987/88

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
13 full, 8 half, 4 quarter blocks
ArrangeBlockF028
On point or rotated on 45 degrees
SpacingF029
Separated by inner and outer sashing (sashing surrounds all sides of all blocks)
NumBlockPatF030
13; sampler
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
NumBordersF033
2 border types
BordDescF034
thin solid cranberry red inner border; deep outer border of small red and white print with swags and appliqued ties

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
EmbellTechF038f
Yes
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
UniqueF038h
some embroidery detail on Rose of Sharon
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
UniqueBindF045a
thin contrasting red straight grain binding
ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

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

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
7
NumStitchF051
9
WidthF051a
less than 1/2 inch
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
In-the-ditch
DesignF052b
Feathering
DesignF052c
Grid/crosshatch
DesignF052d
outline quilting around each piece, in the ditch; feathers and close crosshatch grid

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
At quilt shows, judges have especially noted the evenness of the workmanship of this sampler quilt pieced and appliqued by many hands.

Quiltmaker identification

MakerGroupNameF097
Sunday Friends
QuiltTopF054
Loayza, Nancy
Kennedy, Beth
Kelly, Marge
Hufnagel, Connie
Holt, Mary
Fickie, Donna
Cochran, Flo
Aulds, Ruth
Lyons, Modena
QuiltedByF055
McCrady, Kathleen
OthPeopleF056
Smith, Katherine
Ryerson, Nancy
McCrady, Kathleen
Weidlich, Lorre

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Austin
ProvCountyF057b
Travis
ProvStateF057d
Texas (TX)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Gift
ProvenanceF058a
The Sunday Friends was a group of Austin Stitchery Guild members who were primarily interested in quiltmaking; they started meeting on Sunday afternoons to quilt together in 1978. The group worked on a point system through which a quiltmaker kept a record of quilting activity done for another member, such as quilting a quilt or piecing a block. Members earned a token after a specified amount of assistance, and when a project was completed, one token was drawn from the pot, and the winner could choose to have her quilt top go into the frame next or she could have a top pieced. When Kathleen McCrady won a Sunday Friends drawing, she decided to have an applique top made that would combine several traditional Rose of Sharon blocks of her selection. Various members of the group made these blocks in 1982/83.
QuiltHistF059
Kathleen McCrady, an award winning quilter and quilt historian, added the borders with swags and ties and quilted the top to finish the quilt.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Art or personal expression
QDesignF060b
Artwork/wall hanging
PresUseF062
Artwork/wall hanging
Keepsake/memento
Room decoration

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Purchased new
TopSourceF064
Public domain/traditional pattern

Exhibition history of quilt

ExhibitListF067a
Austin Area Quilt Guild show, Austin, Texas, 1988; American Quilters Society, Peducah, KY, 1989; Farm Credit Bank, Austin, 1989; Triumphal Texas Quilt Tour, Japan, 1990; Texas Museum Tour, 1993, Wichita Falls, Tyler, Marshall, Texas “Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1936-1986,” 16th Annual International Quilt Festival, November, 1990, Houston, Texas; Quilts Across the Decades, Victoria, Texas, 1995.

Contests entered

ContestListF071a
Austin Area Quilt Guild show, 1988 (Merit Award, Applique)

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Kathleen H. McCrady
OwnerStateF086
Texas (TX)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
SourceInfoF088b
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association's Texas Quilt Search records
DateObtainedF088c
1986-1989

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
McCrady, Kathleen H. My Journey with Quilts: Over 70 Years of Quiltmaking 1932-2003 (Austin: 2005), p. 20-21; Bresenhan, Karoline Patterson and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes, Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1936-1986, Vol. II (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990), p. 128-129.

Quiltmaker personal information

GenderF098
Female
FoundDateF099a
1978-1984
BirthplaceCityF098a
Austin, Travis County
BirthplaceStateF098b
Texas
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States

Quiltmakers Membership in quilting group

NameGroupF120
Sunday Friends, 1978-1984
LocGroupF121
Austin, Texas
SpecialGroupF122
Group disbanded in 1984 and entered into Austin Area Quilt Guild in 1984.

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

AddNotesF132
The Sunday Friends was a group of the Austin Stitchery Guild whose members were primarily interested in quiltmaking. The members were very supportive of one another, helping each other, sharing ideas, patterns, and fabrics. the group probably made about 15 quilt tops and quilted another 15 quilts during its existence from 1978 to 1984. The group's members won many prizes for their individual works.

Other source materials available for quiltmaker

OtherSourceMat
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association’s Texas Quilt Search Archives; Kathleen McCrady, My Journey with Quilts: Over 70 Years of Quiltmaking, 1932-2003, p. 20-21.

Image Information

InvenNumF075
tqs_0114a.jpg
ImageConF075a
close-up of fabric
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
positive/transparency
DateF079
1988
CE
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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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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

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Adams, Katherine J.
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26
2008
CE

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