Prickly Pear-detail


Quilt Index Record: 4F-88-72

Administrative Fields

InstProjNameF003a
Winedale Quilt Collection
InstNameF003
Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
InstInvContrNumF004
W2h106.06
InstInvContrNumF004a
QHSH-B-013

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quilt collector
Other
SourceOtherF006a
technical reviewer
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt collector
Other
PartDesF007c
Other
IfOtherF007d
donor, technical reviewer

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OwnerNameF010
Prickly Pear-detail
BrackmanF011a
17.52 similar
OverallWidthF12a
70 in.
OverallLengthF012b
76 in.
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Green
Orange
Red
White
OverallColorF14b
Bright or primary colors
OverCondF015
Fair/worn
DamageF016
Discoloration or dyes ran
Fading
Open seams
Stains
OtherDamageF016a
applique stitches pulled away in several locations
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
FamDateF023c
donor dates quilt to 1875
OtherExDateF023d
1850-1875
OtherDateF023e
Jan Wass

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
4 full; 2 half
SizeBlockF027
29 in. x 29 in.
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
NumBlockPatF030
1
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
plain border; 3 1/2 in. on 2 sides; 4 1/2 in. on other 2 sides

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Broadcloth
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
EmbellTechF038f
No
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
OtherFabF040a
very thin fabric
ColorBackingF040b
White
Yellow
NumPiecesF042
2
WidthPiecesF042a
31 in., 38 in.
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
UniqueBattF048b
donor notes that there is lots of trash in the cotton batting; visible from quilt back

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
white
NumStitchedF050
7
NumStitchF051
8
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Echo
DesignF052c
Parallel lines
DesignF052d
echo quilting in applique; parallel lines in background; diamond cross stitch in borders

Quilt provenance

ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Gift
QuiltHistF059
Kathleen McCrady, a life-long and award-winning quiltmaker and quilt historian from Austin, Texas, purchased this quilt in 1990 from its owner in Austin, Texas. Donor indicates that the quilt may have come from Vicksburg, Mississippi. Kathleen added this quilt to her many other quilts, quilt blocks, feedsacks, patterns, quilt publications, and other quilt ephemera to form the inventory of her Quilt History Study Hall in Austin, where Kathleen taught quilt history and dating from 1996 to about 2001. She donated this quilt and the contents of her extraordinary Quilt History Study Hall to the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, beginning in 2002. Her collection, the Kathleen H. McCrady Quilt History Collection, 1890-2001, is available for research at the Center for American History. Additional information about Kathleen McCrady can be found in Kathleen H. McCrady, My Journey with Quilts: Over 70 Years of Quiltmaking 1932-2003 (Austin: 2005). The transcript of an interview with Kathleen McCrady is available at www.centerforthequilt.org/qsos/qsos/html.

Quilt purposes uses

PresUseF062
Museum collection
Study or teaching aid

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
2002

Image Information

InvenNumF075
W2h106_06a.jpg
ImageConF075a
close-up of fabric
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
DateF079
11
6
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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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
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

data verification

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yes
verifiedby
Adams, Katherine J.
dateverified
2
27
2008
CE

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