Princess Feather


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-4B2

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
D019
DateDataF006b
10/15/1988
locationF007f
Douglas
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Princess Feather
OverallWidthF12a
77"
OverallLengthF012b
70"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
OtherShapeCornerF013c
Square corners
PredomColorsF014
Green
Orange
Pink
Red
White
OverCondF015
Very good/almost new

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

OtherDamageF016a
Fugitive green. Pink binding should be replaced with more appropriate color. One small worn spot in sashing leaf applique. Moderate wear
DateQuiltF023
1876-1900
DateFinishF023b
c1899 when quiltmaker was around 65 years old.

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
OwnerNameF010
Princess Feather
BrackmanF011a
Reference Source Used: Judy Rehmel, A929
NumBlockF026
4
SizeBlockF027
33" feather circles (see sketch)
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
OtherSpaceF029a
Separated by appliqued motifs: red, green, pink, pumpkin, flowers, leaves, vine

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Muslin weight
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
UniqueF038h
Appliqued with green and white thread

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

UniqueBindF045a
Pink, new. The corners are butted. The binding is the same on all sides.
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Bias grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
.25"
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Medium
QuiltedByF055
Akin, Ida Mitchell (daughter-in-law)
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchF051
6
DesignF052d
Veins in plumes outline of stars (see sketch). Background .5-.75" all over diamond. All over diamond grid in the sashing. The quilting stitches were uneven.
FeaturesF053
Gorgeous feathered plume in good condition. Dated 1898.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
Seamed
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Willingham, Aneleh
ProvenanceF058a
The quilt was previously owned by Ninnie Fay Willingham, Vick Willingham. Gift from Vick Willingham. The quilt was brought to Arizona in 1987.
QuiltTopF054
Akin, Mary Agnes
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1834
MarriageF099b
Before 1861
DeathF100
1909, Arkansas

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Housewife
EnviroF104c
Rural
StateF107
Arkansas (AR)
CountryF108
United States
MaidenF097b
Cunningham
SpouseF113
Akin, Enos
OccupationF115
Farmer/postmaster
NoChildF116
4

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Data Verification

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dateverified
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28
2015
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Information source fields

ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
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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
Arkansas, finished in Lamesa, Texas.
ProvStateF057d
Arkansas (AR)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Gift
QuiltHistF059
Quilt came by covered wagon from Arkansas to Lamesa, Texas. Ida Mitchell Akin gave quilt to daughter (Ninnie Fay Willingham). "Vick" Willingham gave it to daughter-in-law (owner), wife of Charles.

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