Blazing Star


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-49D

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
CW156
DateDataF006b
5/7/1988
locationF007f
Cottonwood
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Blazing Star
OverallWidthF12a
72.5"
OverallLengthF012b
86.5"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
OtherShapeCornerF013c
Square corners
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Pink
White
OverCondF015
Poor/very worn

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

OtherDamageF016a
Heavy wear/fragile/faded
OtherRepairsF017a
Linen patch on the back
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
DateFinishF023b
c1850's when quiltmaker was in her 60's.
SourceMatF063
Purchased new

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Blazing Star
OwnerNameF010
Star Quilt
BrackmanF011a
Reference Source Used: Judy Rehmel
MedallionF031
27.25x27.25
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing
Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)
SashWidthF032
1" pink plaid with blue plaid corners

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Floral
Plaid
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Muslin weight
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

UniqueBindF045a
The corners are butted. The binding is the same on all sides.
ConstrucBindF046
Edges turned in/no separate binding
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Medium
QuiltedByF055
Unknown
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchedF050
6
NumStitchF051
7
DesignF052d
.25" or narrower (see sketch). The quilting stitches were uneven.
FeaturesF053
Obviously a family keepsake.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
Seamed
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Taylor, Maybelle
ProvenanceF058a
The quilt was previously owned by Sophia E. Seaman (1863?-1903), E. D. Seaman (1903-78). Found in trunk wrapped separately from other quilts. The quilt was brought to Arizona in 1978.
RelItemsF088a
Family Bible Records, cemetery record
QuiltTopF054
Kenner, Dorcas
possibly Sophia Seaman
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1788
DeathF100
Oct. 13, 1857, Fairview (now Osage) Arkansas
EthnicF101
English
EdBkgdF102
Educated at home
RelAffF103
Methodist Episcopal

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Homemaker
EnviroF104c
Rural
MaidenF097b
Burum
SpouseF113
Kenner, Eskridge (Col.)
OccupationF115
Landowner/Veteran
NoChildF116
At least 7; maker was so loved, according to family stories, that each of her 5 daughters named one of her daughters 'Dorcas,' for their mother.

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Necessity
Pleasure
OtherSourceMat
There are no other quilts by this maker.

Image Upload

InvenNumF075
CW156.jpg
ReposFile
CW156.jpg
67-EC-49D-226-CW156.jpg
238157
image/jpeg

Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Beth Donaldson
dateverified
9
28
2015
CE

Information source fields

ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for digital humanities and social sciences and the Michigan State University Museum
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
Still Image

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

LocMadeF057a
Fairview
ProvStateF057d
Arkansas (AR)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
SourceOtherF006a
Owner is great-great-grandaughter of maker.

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