Crazy Quilt, Cigarette Silks


Quilt Index Record: 5A-9B-2F

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Royal Alberta Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Royal Alberta Museum Permanent Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
H88.158.1

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Crazy Quilt, Cigarette Silks
OverallWidthF12a
183 cm
OverallLengthF012b
217 cm
ShapeEdgeF013
Other
OtherShapeEdgeF013a
Ruffle
ShapeCornersF013b
Other
OtherShapeCornerF013c
Rounded Ruffles
PredomColorsF014
Cream
Red
OverallColorF14b
Two color
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DamageF016
Dirty
Stains
Tears or holes
Other
OtherDamageF016a
Yellowing, fraying of some silks
DateQuiltF023
1901-1929
DateBegunF023a
c. 1910
DateFinishF023b
c. 1915
DateInfoF023f
Her husband, a Hudson Bay Manager for approx. 40 years robably the source of the cloth patches obtained from cigarette tin boxes use to make the colourful quilt.

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Vertical strip
SizeBlockF027
cm square
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Silk
FabricTypeF036
Sateen
FabPrintF037
Premium type
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
PaperF038i
no
EmbMatF039
Other Embroidery

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
Satin/Sateen
ColorBackingF040b
Cream
NumPiecesF042
3
WidthPiecesF042a
58.5 cm, 24.8 cm, 75 cm
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout
Solid/plain

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Sateen
ConstrucBindF046
Ruffles

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
No filling

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton (only quilted at corners of quilt)
ThrColorF049b
White

Quilt provenance

ProvCountryF057f
Canada

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown
QDesignF060b
Bedding, special occasion
OtherQDesignF061a
Used for Christmas and New Years only

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Unknown
TopSourceF064
Unknown
PattSourceF065
Unknown

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
OwnerNameF082a
Royal Alberta Museum
OwnerCityF084
Edmonton
OwnerProvinceF086a
Alberta
OwnerCountryF086b
Canada
OwnerZipF087
T5N0M6

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Mercredi
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
c. 1890
DeathF100
c. 1924
BirthplaceCityF098a
Fort Fitzgerald
BirthplaceProvF098c
Alberta
BirthplaceCountryF098d
Canada
EnviroF104c
Rural

Quiltmaker address

ProvF107a
Alberta
CountryF108
Canada

Image Information

InvenNumF075
H88.158.1
ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
photocredit079a1
Lucie Heins
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Royal Alberta Museum
CreditLineF080b
Lucie Heins
CopyRestF080c
Contact: Curator/Assistant Curator Western Canadian History Royal Alberta Museum 780-453-9176
DistribRestF080d
Contact: Curator/Assistant Curator Western Canadian History Royal Alberta Museum 780-453-9176
DisplayResF080e
Contact: Curator/Assistant Curator Western Canadian History Royal Alberta Museum 780-453-9176
LicenseF080f
Contact: Curator/Assistant Curator Western Canadian History Royal Alberta Museum 780-453-9176

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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
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Resource Type
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