Stairway to the Southwest


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-30B

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
SVA140127
DateDataF006b
09-18-2014
locationF007f
Sierra Vista, Arizona
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Stairway to the Southwest
OverallWidthF12a
87 inches
OverallLengthF012b
103 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Two color
PredomColorsF014
Rust
Turquoise or Teal
OverCondF015
Very good/almost new

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

OtherTypeInscripF019a
Label on back, lower center
ContInscripF020
Karen Robinson Horton, Sierra Vista, AZ, Quilted by Jeannette Irwin, Tennessee, #05078
DateInscripF020a
2005
MethodInscripF021
Computer generated
LocInscripF022
on back
DateQuiltF023
2000-2025
DateBegunF023a
2005
DateFinishF023b
2005
FamDateF023c
2005
SourceMatF063
Purchased new

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
TopSourceF064
Commercial/Published source: Book
OthTopSourceF064a
Nicole Chambers
CommSourceF064b
In Nicole Chamber's book "Simple Quilts that Look Like a Million Bucks
NumBlockF026
80
SizeBlockF027
8.5 inches
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
NumBlockPatF030
1
NumBordersF033
2
BordDescF034
Borders all sides, Pinwheel of block extends into first border #1 border 2.25", Outer border 6.25"

Quilt top materials and construction

FabPrintF037
Batiks (for contemporary quilts)
Paisley
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
PaperF038i
no
EmbellTechF038f
No

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
WidthBindF047
half inch - one inch
MatUsedF048
Cotton or polyester blend
BattLoftF048a
Medium (3/16?)
QuiltedByF055
Irwin, Jeanette
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrColorF049b
various
NumStitchedF050
7
NumStitchF051
6
KnotsF051b
yes
DesignF052a
Other
DesignF052b
Cables
DesignF052c
Other
DesignF052d
Cables
FeaturesF053
Paisley design quilted in large areas of blocks.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Rust
NumPiecesF042
2
WidthPiecesF042a
55x103, 31x103
DescBackF043
Machine sewn
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Karen Robinson Horton
OwnerCityF084
Sierra Vista
OwnerCountyF085
Cochise
OwnerStateF086
Arizona (AZ)
OwnerZipF087
85650
ProvenanceF058a
2005
SourceInfoF088b
Karen Horton
DateObtainedF088c
09-18-2014
QuiltTopF054
Horton, Karen Robinson
OthPeopleF056
Irwin, Jeannette
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
09-04-1945
MarriageF099b
04-14-1973
EdBkgdF102
BS and Grad work in Occupational Therapy
RelAffF103
Unitarian Universalist

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Occupational therapist, Crafts Director, Museum exhibit manager, Elderhostel tour leader/lecturer
BirthplaceCityF098a
Prescott
BirthplaceStateF098b
Arizona
EnviroF104c
Urban
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
CountyF106
Cochise
CityF106a
Sierra Vista
StateF107
Arizona (AZ)
ZipcodeF107c
85650
CountryF108
United States
MaidenF097b
Robinson
FatherNameF109
Robinson, Richard Edgar
BplaceF109a
Gardner, MA
EthBkgrndF110
WASP
MotherNameF111
Ballou Virginia
BplaceF111a
Gardner, MA
EthBkgrndF112
WASP
SpouseF113
Horton, Jimmy Jerome
EthBkgrndF114
WASP
LearnedToQuiltF117
From Class
From guild or club member
Self-Taught
WhenQuiltF118
Age 11-19

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Gifts
Pleasure
NameGroupF120
Hummingbird Stitcher's Quilt Guild
LocGroupF121
Sierra Vista, Arizona
SpecialGroupF122
shows, charity, workshops
NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
SellQuiltF127
yes
PriceF128
$10-$750 depending on size and complexity starting in the 1990s
TeachF129
yes
FavesF130
Prefers all over designs and piecing

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Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Lynn Miller
dateverified
2
21
2015
CE

Information source fields

AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
CopyRestF080c
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
DistribRestF080d
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
DisplayResF080e
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
LicenseF080f
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Quilt Alliance
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

Contest, Exhibits, Essays, journals

ExhibitListF067a
Exhibited at the Hummingbird Stitcher's Quilt show 2006 and the Tombstone Quilt Show in 2008
PattSourceF065
Published material

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

LocMadeF057a
Sierra Vista, AZ
ProvCountyF057b
Cochise
ProvStateF057d
Arizona (AZ)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
ReasonsF060
Art or personal expression
Home decoration
QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
PresUseF062
Bedding, daily use
IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
Quilt owner
IfQmakerF007a
Bound the quilt
Made entire quilt top
IfQownerF007b
Made the quilt
OwnerCountryF086b
United States

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