Robbing Peter to Pay Paul


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-4CF

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
F118
DateDataF006b
6/4/1988
locationF007f
Flagstaff
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul
OverallWidthF12a
75"
OverallLengthF012b
76"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Rounded
PredomColorsF014
Green
Red
White
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

DateQuiltF023
1901-1929
DateFinishF023b
Early 1900's when quiltmaker was around 40 to 50 years old.

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul
SizeBlockF027
10.75x10.75
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Dotted
Geometric
UniqueF037b
Muslin weight
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

UniqueBindF045a
The binding is the same on all sides.
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Straight grain
Home cut
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
.25"
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin
QuiltedByF055
Holcomb, Perlia Naomi
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchF051
7
DesignF052d
Outline of pieced shapes (repeat of shapes). The quilting stitches were uneven.
FeaturesF053
Visual-uneven quilting.

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Iler, Margaret
ProvenanceF058a
The quilt was brought to Arizona c1950. The quilt was previously owned by Elizabeth Cape (aunt). Gift from aunt (maker's daughter) in 1950 in CA because she thought owner liked old things.
RelItemsF088a
Pictures of quiltmaker, Family Bible records, letters
QuiltTopF054
Holcomb, Perlia Naomi
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
c1850
MarriageF099b
1880 in Colorado Springs, CO.
DeathF100
1932, Corcoran, CA. Readly, CA.
EthnicF101
English
EdBkgdF102
Home-taught. Family income was above average so she had lots of schooling.
RelAffF103
Congregational

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Seamstress
BirthplaceCityF098a
Chatham Center
EnviroF104c
Rural
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
StateF107
Ohio (OH)
CountryF108
United States
MaidenF097b
Packard
SpouseF113
Holcomb, Ira P.
OccupationF115
Teacher, Principal
NoChildF116
6

Quilt Personal Quilting History

OtherSourceMat
There are no other quilts by this maker.

Image Upload

InvenNumF075
F118.jpg
ReposFile
F118.jpg
67-EC-4CF-226-F118.jpg
337521
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
Pasadena
ProvStateF057d
California (CA)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Gift

Detail Images

No additional images uploaded

Additional Records

No additional records