Baltimore Album


Quilt Index Record: 58-99-131

Administrative Fields

DateDataF006b
March 31, 2010
locationF007f
Private Home
OwnerCountyF085
Beaver
OwnerNameF082a
Michigan State University Museum
OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
InstProjNameF003a
McCarl Collection
InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
WP.BVR.0219
InstInvContrNumF004a
2013:3.1
InvenNumF075
WP.BVR.0219
ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
DateF079
5
27
2010
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation
function
Image - large display (550 or more pixels)
file_medium
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file_format
jpeg
file_size
1.11 MB
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

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
AltNameF011
Baltimore Album
OverallWidthF12a
77 3/4"
OverallLengthF012b
92"
ShapeEdgeF013
Scalloped
ShapeCornersF013b
Scalloped
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Red
White
OverallColorF14b
Two color
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DamageF016
Discoloration or dyes ran
Fading
Fold marks or creases
Stains
Wear to edge or binding
OtherRepairsF017a
Repairs to binding

Overall Quilt Description part 2

ContInscripF020
On top: WE WISH YOU MERRY CHRISTMAS MRS HAFF 1873 - Harriet Smith signed this block -- On back of quilt - all letters edges are turned under - letters hand stitched on & then machine stitched around
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
Stamped
LocInscripF022
on block
OtherLocInscripF022a
Names embroidered or stamped on random blocks; Mary Young, E. Hubbard, Nellie Bolr--ier, S G Benjamin, Mahala.Thurber, Sophis J. Wirk, Mary K. Smith
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
30
SizeBlockF027
14 1/2" x 15"
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
OtherSpaceF029a
1.) star appliques - 2 stars on top of each other; 2.) bows - colored
BlockStyleF030a
Sampler
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
1 border 2 3/4" wide - scalloped border machine stitched on front & then hand turned under on back

Quilt top and back, materials and contruction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Broadcloth
Muslin
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Background is broadcloth - Muslin is red
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
Machine Applique
EmbellTechF038f
Yes
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
UniqueF038h
Stitching invisible on Merry Christmas
EmbMatF039
Metallic thread
UniqueF039a
Center of flowers
FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
30 pieces & border
DescBackF043
Different fabrics
Hand sewn
Machine sewn
Solid/plain

Quilt binding, batting, quilting and notes

MatUsedF044
Cotton
ConstrucBindF046
Bias grain
Front turned to back
Hand sewn
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
1/4" - applied
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
UniqueBattF048b
Batting in border
QuiltTechF049
Machine quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White
DesignF052a
Grid square
DesignF052d
Wave quilting on fleur-de-lis Free quilting designs
FeaturesF053
Pieced block - pieced whole quilt Variation in quality of blocks - quilted & added border

Information sources, quiltmaker's name, provenance, purpose

IdentPersonF006
Quilt owner
Quilt collector
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt collector
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Purchased the quilt
AcquiredF058
Purchase
ProvenanceF058a
This quilt was purchased at the Pook & Pook, Inc. auction on 1/12/2013, at Dowington, PA. It was formerly owned by Muriel McCarl and was part of the McCarl Collection.

Quilt design and material sources, exhibitions, contests, owner information

OwnerCityF084
East Lansing
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
DateObtainedF088c
8/22/2013
RelItemsF088a
Muriel and Foster McCarl (Beaver Falls, PA) started collecting quilts in the 1950's. They purchased quilts from the Lancaster, PA area as well as in Delaware and Medina, OH. They purchased the quilts from Auction Houses such as Garth's (Delaware,OH); Pennypackers(Lancaster, PA); and Horst Auctions (Ephrata,PA). They also purchased quilts from many dealers such as George and Mildred Samaha, Sr; George Samaha, Jr.(Medina, OH); Hattie Brunner (Lancaster, PA); Fran and Elise Beaven (New Jersey);Dave and Maze Pottinger (Michigan). The McCarl's loved antiques that were signed and dated. They felt that the signatures enhanced the value of the item.

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verifiedby
Brenda. Applegate
dateverified
4
27
2012
CE

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