Sugar Loaf


Quilt Index Record: 51-8C-62

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
InstProjNameF003a
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
InstInvContrNumF004
wqp.2374

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quilt owner
SourceOtherF006a
great-granddaughter
DateDataF006b
06-13-03
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Inherited

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Sugar Loaf
AltNameF011
Flat Iron, Arrowheads
BrackmanF011a
203
OverallWidthF12a
66 to 67 inches
OverallLengthF012b
83.75 to 84 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
White
Rust
Green
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DamageF016
Stains
Pencil or pen or marking lines
Disintegration of fabric
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
OtherDateF023e
WQP Documentation
DateInfoF023f
Fabrics appear to be slightly post-Civil War era

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
One patch or allover
SubjQuiltF025
geometric

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Muslin
FabPrintF037
Striped
Solid/plain
Floral
Dotted
Checked
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Cream
NumPiecesF042
2
WidthPiecesF042a
not recorded
DescBackF043
Solid/plain
Machine sewn

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
Home cut
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
.25 inch

Quilt batting

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

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
white
NumStitchedF050
10
NumStitchF051
12
DesignF052a
Other
Grid diamond
DesignF052c
Other
DesignF052d
There are 72 plain triangles that have fancy quilt motifs in them, some are duplicated, but there are about 40 used, most of which are unique to this quilter.

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
There are 72 pieced triangles and 72 plain triangles, plus 8 each of plain and pieced half triangles. The quilting in the solid triangles is the most spectacular feature of this quilt. Some shapes and patterns are very unique, others more standard, like clam shell. Note that the direction of the "sugarloaf" is reversed in the center of the quilt, creating an hourglass motif unlike the other 3 rows of stacked sugarloafs on each side.

Quilt provenance

ProvStateF057d
Missouri (MO)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
ProvenanceF058a
Previous owners were Zella Bocker until 1976, Marian Whiston, Casper, WY, 1976-2002
QuiltHistF059
Unknown maker made this quilt for the owner's great grandmother when she married her second husband.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Gift or presentation
QDesignF060b
Unknown
PresUseF062
Unknown

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Unknown
TopSourceF064
Traditional pattern variation

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Medders, Kay
OwnerCityF084
Restricted
OwnerCountyF085
Restricted
OwnerStateF086
Wyoming (WY)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
OwnerZipF087
Restricted
SourceInfoF088b
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
DateObtainedF088c
06-13-2003, Buffalo

Quiltmaker personal information

GenderF098EnviroF104c

Image Information

InvenNumF075
wqp.2374
ImageConF075a
whole quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
DateF079
6
14
2003
CE
photocredit079a1
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
DigDateF079a
6
14
2003
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
CreditLineF080b
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
CopyRestF080c
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
DistribRestF080d
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
DisplayResF080e
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.
LicenseF080f
Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.

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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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