Tulip


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-4FF

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
G004
DateDataF006b
9/18/1987
locationF007f
Globe
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Tulip
OverallWidthF12a
73"
OverallLengthF012b
84"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
OtherShapeCornerF013c
Rounded corners; Square corners (top)
PredomColorsF014
Beige or Tan
Red
White
OverCondF015
Fair/worn

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

OtherDamageF016a
Heavy wear/faded
TypeInscripF019
Initials
ContInscripF020
Stamped SES on back (top right corner)
DateQuiltF023
1901-1929
DateFinishF023b
c1920's when quiltmaker was in her 50's.
OthSourceF063a
Grandfather had store

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Cockscomb variation
OwnerNameF010
Tulip Applique
NumBlockF026
9
SizeBlockF027
24x24
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
BordDescF034
4", top and bottom only. Plain strips.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Muslin weight
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
Reverse Applique
UniqueF038h
Blind stitch.

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

UniqueBindF045a
The corners are rounded on the bottom and butted on the top. The binding is not the same on all sides, the top 1.75"; other 3 sides 3/8-.5"
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Straight grain
BindWidthF047a
1.75" (on top), 3/8"-.5" on three sides
MatUsedF048
Cotton
UniqueBattF048b
Seeds are visible in the batting.
BattLoftF048a
Medium
QuiltedByF055
Steward, Mattie Lura (sisters-in-law helped)
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchedF050
7
DesignF052d
All over grid-fills in between motifs. Applique shape repeated between motifs. Fan quilting around edge. This quilting separates row of applique motifs (see sketch). in the border. The quilting stitches were even.
FeaturesF053
Creative quilting design. Unique applique design.

Quilt Back

NumPiecesF042
Seamed
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Gillette, Martha
ProvenanceF058a
The quilt was brought to Arizona in 1925. The quilt was previously owned by Elizabeth Steward Thenton (1920's-87). Inherited from mother June, '87.
RelItemsF088a
Pictures of quiltmaker, Family Bible records, newspaper clippings
QuiltTopF054
Steward, Mattie Lura
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1868
MarriageF099b
Hartselle, Ala.
DeathF100
1936, Hartselle, Ala.
EthnicF101
English
EdBkgdF102
High school
RelAffF103
Methodist

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Homemaker
EnviroF104c
Rural
StateF107
Alabama (AL)
CountryF108
United States
MaidenF097b
Hardwicke
SpouseF113
Steward, Simeon Edward
OccupationF115
Mercantile store owner
NoChildF116
6
LearnedToQuiltF117
From Relative

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Church
Gifts
Pleasure
Therapy
OtherF119a
Learned to quilt from her mother.
NameGroupF120
The quilter belonged to a quilt group.
OtherSourceMat
There are other quilts by this maker.

Image Upload

InvenNumF075
G004.jpg
ReposFile
G004.jpg
67-EC-4FF-226-G004.jpg
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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

ProvStateF057d
Alabama (AL)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
OtherF060a
Made for owner's mother (Elizabeth Steward Thenton) - "Everyone had a quilt."

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