INDIAN FEATHER


Quilt Index Record: 50-8A-A79

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
West Virginia Department of Archives and History
InstProjNameF003a
West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search
InstInvContrNumF004
50080

Information source fields

DateDataF006b
August 7, 1992
interviewerF007e
MARGARET HUMBLE, Key by: JR
locationF007f
CHARLESTON

Overall Quilt Description

OwnerNameF010
INDIAN FEATHER
AltNameF011
PRINCESS FEATHER, PRINCESS FEATHER VARIATION
BrackmanF011a
A940, p. 188
OverallWidthF12a
75
OverallLengthF012b
78
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Pink
Red
White
OverallColorF14b
Bright or primary colors
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
TypeInscripF019
Date
ContInscripF020
6-6-1883 in corner between 2 red feathers
DateInscripF020a
1883
DateQuiltF023
1876-1900
FamDateF023c
1880
OtherExDateF023d
1885

Quilt top description

NumBlockF026
4
SizeBlockF027
32.5 X 32.5
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SashWidthF032
No sashing
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
Same fabric for all, Appliqued border

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Muslin
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
Yes
UniqueF038h
Standard applique
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

OtherFabF040a
Muslin
ColorBackingF040b
White
DescBackF043
Machine sewn

Quilt binding

ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
Edges turned in/ no separate binding
Front turned to back
Straight grain

Quilt batting

UniqueBattF048b
Seeds

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Single thread, Cotton thread
ThrColorF049b
WHITE
NumStitchedF050
11
NumStitchF051
14
KnotsF051b
yes
DesignF052a
Echo
Single parallel lines
DesignF052b
Feathering

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Pieced back, even stitching

Quilt provenance

ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Purchased new
AddNotesF066
Aug.6,1992 Dear Mrs. Farmer - This quilt is named "Indian Feather", as best I can remember. It belonged to my mother-in-law, Mrs. O>J> Morrison, and was given to her by her grandmother. The day of June __, 188_, is stitched in - I've seen it - but I'm too ill right now to look. Maybe you can. By the way, is there anyone in your group who could mend the binding and some of the feathers? Good luck on your show, Yours truly-

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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