Cats in the Attic


Quilt Index Record: 58-99-4E2

Administrative Fields

DateDataF006b
10-17-2012
locationF007f
Vicary Mansion 1235 Third Avenue Freedom PA 15042
OwnerCountyF085
Beaver
OwnerNameF082a
Gallagher, Michael
OwnershipF082
Private
InstProjNameF003a
Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation
InstNameF003
Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
WP.BVR.0313
ImageConF075a
quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
DateF079
10
17
2012
CE
DigDateF079a
10
17
2012
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation
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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

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Cats in the Attic
OverallWidthF12a
72.75"
OverallLengthF012b
80.5"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Red
OverCondF015
Poor/very worn
DamageF016
Distortion or shrinkage
Open seams
Tears or holes
RepairsF017
Patched with new fabrics
OtherRepairsF017a
Repaired again October 2012
RepairHistF018
When Virginia Gallagher repaired the quilt the 1st time, two of the cats were placed facing the opposite direction from the original design

Overall Quilt Description part 2

TypeInscripF019
Date
Message
Multiple Names
ContInscripF020
Made for Michael Gallagher by his Grandma Gallagher 1994
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
LocInscripF022
on block
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
FamDateF023c
1994
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
42
SizeBlockF027
8.5" x 8.5"
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Alternating with plain squares
Separated by inner and outer sashing (sashing surrounds all sides of all blocks)
NumBlockPatF030
2
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
SashWidthF032
2"
NumBordersF033
2
BordDescF034
1. light blue 2" 2. red 2"

Quilt top and back, materials and contruction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Broadcloth
FabPrintF037
Dotted
Floral
Print
Striped
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Machine Applique
EmbellTechF038f
Yes
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
UniqueF038h
Spider web; balls of yarn with strings hanging down to cat; mice in plain blocks; meow; squeak
UniqueF039a
3rd row, 5th block squeaker
FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
White
NumPiecesF042
1
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout
Solid/plain

Quilt binding, batting, quilting and notes

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Front turned to back
Hand sewn
Separate binding applied
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
half inch - one inch
MatUsedF048
Polyester
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
white
NumStitchedF050
6
NumStitchF051
5
DesignF052a
Outline

Information sources, quiltmaker's name, provenance, purpose

IdentPersonF006
Blood relative of quiltmaker
SourceOtherF006a
owned by the grandson of the maker
IfQownerF007b
Received as a gift
QuiltTopF054
Gallagher, Virginia
QuiltedByF055
Gallagher, Virginia
LocMadeF057a
Midlothian
ProvCountyF057b
Chesterfield
ProvStateF057d
Virginia (VA)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Gift
ProvenanceF058a
Gift for grandson from Grandma Gallager
QuiltHistF059
'loved hard'; returned for repairs once and 2 cats were repaired backwards; needs repaired again
ReasonsF060
Gift or presentation
OtherF060a
bed cover
QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
PresUseF062
Bedding, daily use
SourceMatF063
Purchased new

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

TopSourceF064
Commercial/Published source: Magazine
OthTopSourceF064a
Quilt Maker Spring/Summer 1989 Page 26
PattSourceF065
Published material
AddNotesF066
Only cats with eyes were Rambo (Mikey's cat) and Shana's cat named Tinkerbell- a black cat, mouse with spaces between cat were looking at balls of yarn with yarn going down to cat below
OwnerCityF084
Baden
OwnerStateF086
Pennsylvania (PA)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
OwnerZipF087
15005
SourceInfoF088b
Patricia Kepley (great-aunt of owner)
DateObtainedF088c
10-17-2012
RelItemsF088a
Quilter's Registry

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Muders
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
09-16-1922
MarriageF099b
06-21-1945
EthnicF101
German
EdBkgdF102
High school and business training college in Pittsburgh
RelAffF103
Roman Catholic
OccupationF104
Secretary for Goodman Grey Co (17 years)
BirthplaceCityF098a
Aleppo Township
BirthplaceStateF098b
Pennsylvania
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
EnviroF104c
Rural
StAddressF105
4100 Poplar Grove Rd
CountyF106
Chesterfield
CityF106a
Midlothian
StateF107
Virginia (VA)
ZipcodeF107c
23112
CountryF108
United States
PhonNoF108a
804-744-7535
FatherNameF109
Muders, Harry A
BplaceF109a
Pittsburgh PA
EthBkgrndF110
German
MotherNameF111
Monahand, Margaret Mary
BplaceF111a
Alabama
SpouseF113
Gallagher, Hugh Joseph Jr
EthBkgrndF114
Irish, French
OccupationF115
Bricklayer
NoChildF116
5
NoFemF116a
3
NoMaleF116b
2

Quiltmaker personal quilting history

LearnedToQuiltF117
From Class
Self-Taught
WhenQuiltF118
Age 50 or over
WhyQuiltF119
Gifts
Pleasure
OtherF119a
gifts for family
NumQuiltsF123
20-50 quilts
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
no
FavesF130
cotton; likes to make changes or additions to quilt designs
AddNotesF132
Black cat on most quilts; inspired by family pet by name of Smudgies (had him for 17 years 1979-1989)
OtherSourceMat
lost central vision in one eye then began quilting after that happened; thirty years later, lost vision in other eye from macular degeneration that that went wet. Continues to quilt but unable to do detail work as before. Sews squares or rectangles together; has some help in threading machine and other detail work for quilts

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