Peony


Quilt Index Record: 4F-88-60

Administrative Fields

InstProjNameF003a
Winedale Quilt Collection
InstNameF003
Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
InstInvContrNumF004
TMM2592-2
InstInvContrNumF004a
W2h48.03

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Blood relative of quiltmaker
Other
SourceOtherF006a
technical reviewer
DateDataF006b
1990, 2007
RelnQuiltF007
Other
IfOtherF007d
donor, technical reviewer

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OwnerNameF010
Peony
AltNameF011
Rose of Sharon variation
OverallWidthF12a
95 in.
OverallLengthF012b
99 in.
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Brown
Green
Pink
Red
White
QuiltSpecColorF014a
Double Pink
Turkey Red
OverallColorF14b
Bright or primary colors
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DamageF016
Disintegration of fabric
Stains
Tears or holes
Wear to edge or binding
RepairHistF018
Greek key border designed fabric is badly disintegrated, especially in brown areas; batting is showing through.
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
FamDateF023c
Donor stated that this quilt was made for her grandmother's trousseau; the wedding was in 1855.
OtherExDateF023d
ca. 1850s
OtherDateF023e
Jan Wass
DateInfoF023f
Family history states that this quilt was made in 1855 for the trousseau of Mary Ann Ellington, who married in 1855.

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
9
SizeBlockF027
31 in. x 31 in.
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
NumBlockPatF030
1
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
3 inch border with printed Greek key design in red, yellow, and brown

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Print
Solid/plain
Other
UniqueF037b
printed Greek key design on border
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
EmbellTechF038f
No
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
White
NumPiecesF042
3
WidthPiecesF042a
35 in., 31 in., 30 in.
DescBackF043
Hand sewn
Same fabric used throughout
Solid/plain

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
UniqueBindF045a
print
ConstrucBindF046
Hand sewn
Home cut
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

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

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
white
NumStitchedF050
12
NumStitchF051
13
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Echo
Outline
Single parallel lines
DesignF052b
Vines

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
The vines quilted on this quilt are very like those in quilt TMM2952-3, which was made by Mary Ann Ellington--the person for whom this quilt was made by a aunt. Perhaps the aunt shared this quilting pattern and technique with her neice.

Quilt provenance

ProvStateF057d
Kentucky (KY)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Gift
ProvenanceF058a
Donor Margaret Alexander Steiner of Gonzales, Texas, inherited this quilt from her father Almarine Clinton Alexander (1856-1940) of Texas.
QuiltHistF059
This quilt is one of approximately forty-two quilts that the Texas Memorial Museum (TMM) at the University of Texas at Austin transferred to the University’s Center for American History (CAH) in April 2003 as part of TMM’s transfer of selected material culture objects from its collections to CAH and other research facilities on the UT-Austin campus. These TMM quilts are now part of CAH’s Winedale Quilt Collection. Information relating to each quilt’s provenance is based on documentation recorded by TMM staff at the time of acquisition, which began in the early 1940s and continued until 2003. This quilt was donated to the Texas Memorial Museum in January 15, 1990, by Margaret Alexander Steiner of Gonzales, Texas. According to the donor, it was made for her maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Ellington, by an Aunt Patsy for her trousseau (as was quilt TMM2592-1). Mary Ann Ellington (1837-1932) married Lauren Clauson Alexander (1827-1865) on September 5, 1855. The couple moved to Texas shortly after their wedding, settling on a farm located between Sherman and Bonham, in north Texas.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Gift or presentation
PresUseF062
Museum collection
Study or teaching aid

Exhibition history of quilt

ExhibitListF067a
Exhibited at annual quilt show, February 2004, 2005, Winedale, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
OwnerNameF082a
Winedale, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
OwnerCityF084
Round Top
OwnerCountyF085
Fayette
OwnerStateF086
Texas (TX)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
OwnerZipF087
78954-4901
SourceInfoF088b
Winedale
DateObtainedF088c
2003

Quiltmaker personal information

GenderF098
Female

Quiltmaker address

CountryF108
United States

Image Information

InvenNumF075
TMM2592-2.jpg
ImageConF075a
whole quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
DateF079
10
9
2006
CE
photocredit079a1
Billy Moore
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

data verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Adams, Katherine J.
dateverified
5
23
2007
CE

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