Honeymoon Album Quilt-detail


Quilt Index Record: 4F-88-197

Administrative Fields

InstProjNameF003a
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association, Texas Quilt Search
InstNameF003
Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
InstInvContrNumF004
tqs_0116

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
Quiltmaker
Quilt owner
IfQmakerF007a
Made entire quilt
IfQownerF007b
Made the quilt
PartDesF007c
Designed quilt motif
IfOtherF007d
Some of the 42 blocks in this quilt are original designs by the quilter; others are from a published source.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Honeymoon Album Quilt-detail
OwnerNameF010
Honeymoon Album
OverallWidthF12a
104 in.
OverallLengthF012b
90 in.
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Beige or Tan
Brown
Gold
Green
Maroon
Red
White
Yellow
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Very good/almost new
DamageF016
Fading
RepairHistF018
slight fading on some black fabrics in some blocks
TypeInscripF019
Date
Message
ContInscripF020
Started July 1983 Completed May 1985
MethodInscripF021
Ink
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
July 1983
DateFinishF023b
May 1985
FamDateF023c
1985

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
SubjQuiltF025
an album quilt depicting shared recollections of travels etc. with husband
NumBlockF026
42
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by inner and outer sashing (sashing surrounds all sides of all blocks)
NumBlockPatF030
42
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
outer sashing serves as border on all four sides; sashing is green with tiny white dots

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Broadcloth
FabPrintF037
Dotted
Print
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
EmbellTechF038f
Yes
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
UniqueF038h
embroidered detail in some blocks
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
White
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout
Solid/plain

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
ConstrucBindF046
Bias grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

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

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
7
NumStitchF051
9
WidthF051a
1/2 - 1 in.
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Outline
DesignF052c
Grid/crosshatch
DesignF052d
outline quilting around each appliqued piece; grid crosshatch in set and on sashings and border

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Quilter needed and new bedcover following her marriage in 1980 and so made this album quilt depicting shared recollections from travels with her husband.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Boehme, Lorraine Austin
QuiltedByF055
Boehme, Lorraine Austin

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Sugar Land
ProvCountyF057b
Fort Bend
ProvStateF057d
Texas (TX)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Made by owner
ProvenanceF058a
Although Mrs. Boehme had sewed clothing and embroidered for years, this Honeymoon Album was her first quilt project. She began it after remarrying at age sixty-two and following trips and adventures with her new husband. She began the quilt after attending a local community college quilting class and getting a book on appliqued album quilts. She began with the sixteen album motifs shown by the book's author, but ventured out on her own to design and construct the remaining twenty-six.
QuiltHistF059
Based on Mrs. Boehme's experience as a beginning quilter who undertook a major quilt project, she recommends that other beginners join a bee and get some expert advice. "I failed to do this," she notes, "and subsequently the quilting and applique stitching leave much to be desired. A quilt book is good for learning, but you need some expert criticism along the way."

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Commemorative
OtherF060a
art and personal expression
QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
PresUseF062
Bedding, daily use
Keepsake/memento

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Purchased new
TopSourceF064
Commercial/Published source: Book
Commercial/Published source: Magazine
OthTopSourceF064a
studied album quilt book and various magazines for design and motifs ideas
AddNotesF066
The quiltmaker has received many requests for her unique blocks. One block, inscribed "Started July 1983 Completed 1985" depicts a woman in a chair quilting on her lab with a scrap basket at her feet.

Exhibition history of quilt

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

Contests entered

ContestListF071a
American International Quilt Association's Show, 1986

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Lorraine Austin Boehme
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
Quilting Today, no. 3; 1988 American Quilt Calendar

Quiltmaker personal information

GenderF098
Female
MarriageF099b
1980
EdBkgdF102
University of Texas, MS in Nursing
OccupationF104
retired nursing instructor
BirthplaceCityF098a
Mobile
BirthplaceStateF098b
Alabama
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
EnviroF104c
Urban

Quiltmaker address

StateF107
Texas (TX)
CountryF108
United States

Quiltmaker Family history

SpouseF113
Boehme, [unknown]
OccupationF115
retired
NoChildF116
1
NoFemF116a
1

Quiltmaker personal quilting history

LearnedToQuiltF117
From Class
From guild or club member
Self-Taught
Other
WhenQuiltF118
Age 50 or over
After retiring
WhyQuiltF119
Pleasure
OtherF119a
creative outlet

Quiltmakers Membership in quilting group

NameGroupF120
Sugar Land Quilting Bee

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

NumQuiltsF123
5-20 quilts
AddNotesF132
Mrs. Boehme notes that she has been called a compulsive quilter because "family visits do not interfere with my work."

Other source materials available for quiltmaker

OtherSourceMat
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association’s Texas Quilt Search Archives

Image Information

InvenNumF075
tqs_0116b.jpg
ImageConF075a
close-up of panel with a quilter quilting
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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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

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verifiedby
Adams, Katherine J.
dateverified
2
26
2008
CE

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