Tulips for Tiffany-detail


Quilt Index Record: 4F-88-199

Administrative Fields

InstProjNameF003a
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association, Texas Quilt Search
InstNameF003
Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
InstInvContrNumF004
tqs_0121

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
Designed the pattern

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Tulips for Tiffany-detail
OwnerNameF010
Tulips for Tiffany
OverallWidthF12a
82 in.
OverallLengthF012b
88 in.
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Beige or Tan
Burgundy
Green
Pink
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
TypeInscripF019
Date
Signature
OtherTypeInscripF019a
quiltmaker's name and date
ContInscripF020
Cherry S. 7-21-85 Tulips for Tiffany
MethodInscripF021
In the quilting
OtherMethodInscripF021a
quilted in
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateFinishF023b
1985
FamDateF023c
1985

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Medallion or framed center
SubjQuiltF025
tulips
BordDescF034
dark green border repeats the border around central block; 3 additional plain and 3 elaborated pieced borders frame entire central medallion, which includes several set on point

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Print
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
No
UniqueF038h
inner frames of medallion set on point
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
DescBackF043
Machine sewn

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

ThrTypeF049a
cotton
NumStitchedF050
10
NumStitchF051
12
WidthF051a
1/4 in. - 1/2 in.
DesignF052a
Clamshell
Outline
DesignF052b
Feathering
Floral
DesignF052c
Grid/crosshatch
DesignF052d
outline quilting around pieced designs; crosshatch, geometric designs, flowers; feathering on border

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Elaborate, entirely hand made, with medallion and inner frames set on point. Two gradations of pink/rose suggest shading on tulips; green print is near black.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Schorfheide, Cherry Faulkner Crain
QuiltedByF055
Schorfheide, Cherry Faulkner Crain

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Texarkana
ProvCountyF057b
Bowie
ProvStateF057d
Texas (TX)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Made by owner
ProvenanceF058a
Made this quilt both for her daughter Tiffany and as a reminder, through tulips, of the contribution of Europeans to settling and developing Texas.
QuiltHistF059
The quiltmaker used her husband's great great grandmother's quilting frame, dating from 1855, to make this quilt. The quilting frame was given to her by her husband as a wedding gift.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Commemorative
OtherF060a
Made this quilt both for her daughter Tiffany and as a reminder, through tulips, of the contribution of Europeans to settling and developing Texas.
QDesignF060b
Artwork/wall hanging
PresUseF062
Artwork/wall hanging
Keepsake/memento

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Purchased new
TopSourceF064
Original to maker
Traditional pattern variation
OthTopSourceF064a
possibly inspried by and/or adapted from the Pine Tree design

Exhibition history of quilt

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

Contests entered

ContestListF071a
Quilt Show, Midland, Texas, 1986 (2nd place)

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Cherry Faulkner Crain Schorfheide
OwnerStateF086
Texas (TX)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
SourceInfoF088b
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association's Texas Quilt Search records
DateObtainedF088c
1989

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
appeared in Quilt Art '89 Engagement Calender; 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. 142-143.

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Faulkner
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1950
MarriageF099b
1983
1970
EdBkgdF102
3 years of college plus Nursing School
OccupationF104
Nursing, home health care
BirthplaceCityF098a
Wynne
BirthplaceStateF098b
Arkansas
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
EnviroF104c
Rural

Quiltmaker address

StateF107
Texas (TX)
CountryF108
United States

Quiltmaker Family history

OccupationF115
special agent for Cotton Belt Rauilroad
NoChildF116
2
NoFemF116a
1
NoMaleF116b
1

Quiltmaker personal quilting history

LearnedToQuiltF117
From Class
From Home Extension Agent
From Relative
WhenQuiltF118
Age 11-19
WhyQuiltF119
Gifts
Income
Pleasure
OtherF119a
to be creative, to "leave my children memories of playing beneath the quilting frame as I work" on quilts

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

NumQuiltsF123
20-50 quilts
SellQuiltF127
yes
AddNotesF132
This quiltmaker's parents died when she was young, and she was brought up by an Aunt who was a Home Demonstration Agent. She drilled into her niece the concept of "Eat it up. Wear it out, Make it do or do without." Mrs. Schorfheide recalls that "in 1972 I was too cheap to pay $16.00 for a patchwork pillow & went home & made them myself. Out of that grew the desire to make quilts." She took some quilting classes at a neighbor's house and in Both Arkansas and Texas. Today it takes her about 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 years to make one of her fullsize hand-made quilts.

Other source materials available for quiltmaker

OtherSourceMat
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association’s Texas Quilt Search Archives

Image Information

InvenNumF075
tqs_0121a.jpg
ImageConF075a
close-up of fabric
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
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

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Adams, Katherine J.
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26
2008
CE

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