ORIGINAL DESIGN


Quilt Index Record: 50-8A-1027

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
West Virginia Department of Archives and History
InstProjNameF003a
West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search
InstInvContrNumF004
60653

Information source fields

SourceOtherF006a
ULYSSES GRANT, ADMIRER
DateDataF006b
October 17, 1992
IfQownerF007b
Received as a gift
interviewerF007e
FV, Key by: MM
locationF007f
LEWISBURG

Overall Quilt Description

AltNameF011
ORIGINAL DESIGN
OverallWidthF12a
86
OverallLengthF012b
84
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
White
Green
Red
OverallColorF14b
Bright or primary colors
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
ContInscripF020
Free and unfettered our Eagle shall soar. The reign of oppression forever is o'er.
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
LocInscripF022
on block
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
FamDateF023c
1860
OtherExDateF023d
1870

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Wholecloth

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Muslin
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
EmbellTechF038f
No
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
UniqueF038h
Standard applique
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

OtherFabF040a
Muslin
ColorBackingF040b
White
DescBackF043
Solid/plain
Same fabric used throughout
Machine sewn

Quilt binding

ConstrucBindF046
Machine sewn
Bias grain

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Single thread, Cotton thread
ThrColorF049b
WHITE
NumStitchedF050
8
NumStitchF051
8
KnotsF051b
yes
DesignF052a
Single parallel lines
Outline

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Pieced back, even stitching

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
HERKIMER
ProvStateF057d
New York (NY)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
ProvenanceF058a
1980

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Gift or presentation

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Purchased new
AddNotesF066
This quilt was made by a woman living in Herkimer, Nre York (name unknown). She had great admiration for General Grant and in the late 1860's designed and made this quilt expecting to give it to the then President Grant. She died before it was quilted (after working for two years on it) and a Mrs. Mae Petrie, who had given her a home, presented it to the owner's grandmother. The 39 stars represent the number of states in the Union in 1868. The top 13 represent the original colonies. The oak leaves are for strength and the laurel leaves for victory, and the words are for the freeing of the slaves. The ensign is the United States govedrnment.

Quiltmaker personal information

EdBkgdF102
Unknown

Image Information

SourceF077
Slide
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search
CreditLineF080b
West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search
CopyRestF080c
West Virginia Department of Archives and History

File Information

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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